Things to see and do - Portalegre
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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
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..
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..
Monte dos Apóstolos P - 7300-567 Urra
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..
Monte Paleiros, Ribeira De Nisa P - 7300-431 Portalegre
Surrounded by the lush forests of the São Mamede Mountains in Portalegre, this former convent is decorated with several historic armours, weapons and antiques. The surrounding garden features an outdoor pool. With terracotta floors, all rooms and su..