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Portalegre Travel guide
Portalegre : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Portalegre : Things to see and do
rue 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..
Rúa da Figueira 13 P - 7300 Portalegre
The facade of the yellow palace , sadly now in a bad state, is decorated with remarkable artistic wrought iron work from the 17C.
Rua 31 de Janeiro, N.6 P - 7300-211 Portalegre
Located in the heart of historical Portalegre, Rossio Hotel is an eco-friendly, design hotel which offers modern, air-conditioned rooms with a sun terrace overlooking the city and mountain ranges. Each spacious room is equipped with a flat-screen ca..
Rua 19 de Junho, 59 P - 7300-155 Portal Portalegre
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..
Av. Movimento das Forças Armadas P - 7300-072 Portalegre
A restaurant occupying a single-storey building in a central park, where the decor is bright, airy and contemporary. The Tomba Lobos' owner-chef serves updated traditional cuisine with a creative touch. Extensive wine list.