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This ancient strategic place, close to the border, was endowed by King Dinis I in 1290, with a fortified castle, of which only ruins remain. Famous in the 16C thanks to its tapestries, Portalegre prospered in the late 17C when the silk industry took shape there. The town is thus comprised of Baroque residences which give the town its current appearance. Portalegre is the starting point for a trip to the Serra de São Mamede.

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Tourist attractions Portalegre : Things to see and do

  • Serra de São Mamede Interesting

    P - 7300 Portalegre

    The São Mamede Serra is a small island of green in a dry and stony region. The foliage is thick and varied, and is home to chestnut trees, pines, cork-oaks, weeping willows, almond trees, pines and eucalyptus. Starting from Portalegre the road climbs..

  • Main museum

    R. José Maria da Rosa P - 7300 Portalegre

    This museum is set up in the old Diocesan seminary and exhibits a good selection of sacred art including a curious Spanish Piéta in gilded wood from the end of the 15C and four ivory high-reliefs from the Italian 18C school. There is also old Portugu..

  • Praça do Municipio P - 7300 Portalegre

    The facade of the 18C cathedral stands out with its marble columns in the main doorway. In the second chapel on the right, notice an attractive compartmented retable on the life of the Virgin Mary. In the sacristy, whose walls are dressed with azulej..

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Hotels Portalegre

  • Monte dos Apostolos

    Monte dos Apóstolos P - 7300-567 Urra

    This charming, 19th century villa is located in the peaceful, rural parish of Urra. It offers panoramic views of the lush, green countryside, free Wi-Fi and a terrace with sun loungers. Chic, rustic furnishings from the region decorate all rooms. Ea..

  • Mansao Alto Alentejo Two stars Two stars

    Rua 19 de Junho, 59 P - 7300-155 Portalegre

    Prix Prices from : 30 €

    This traditional hotel is located in the historical city of Portalegre, close to the Cathedral and the Santa Clara Monastery. Mansão Alto Alentejo offers colourful rooms and free Wi-Fi. The hotel’s rooms are decorated with rustic wooden furniture in..

  • Hotel José Régio Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Largo António José Lourinho Nº 1-5 P - 7300-088 Portalegre

    Prix Prices from : 48 €

    Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hotel José Régio is situated in Portalegre, 100 metres from Portalegre Townhall. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. You will fin..

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Restaurants Portalegre

  • Solar do Forcado Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Rua Candido dos Reis 14 P - 7300-129 Portalegre

    This restaurant is situated in a cobbled street in the old town. It offers a small, rustic yet contemporary-style dining room and two wine storage cabinets to help maintain the temperature of its wines. Reasonably priced traditional cuisine with a fo..

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