Tag Archives: Alentejo

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Beja

a teaser to Beja (capital of Baixo Alentejo) – thanks to Turismo do Alentejo.

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ELVAS included in World Heritage List

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The fortifications of Elvas were included in the new World Heritage List by UNESCO.  Elvas is a city located in the District of Portalegre in North Alentejo (Alto Alentejo.)  It is located about 5 miles (in a straight line) East … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Alentejo

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The Alentejo Region is divided into two Provinces, Upper Alentejo (Alto Alentejo) and Lower Alentejo (Baixo Alentejo).   The name ALENTEJO means beyond the Tejo (River Tagus in English).  Baixo Alentejo is the province directly north of Algarve.  The capital … Continue reading

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Winner of Best Red Wine in the World 2012 is from Alentejo!

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Poliphonia Signature 2008, was awarded a great gold medal and the title of Best Red Wine in the World at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012.  This is one of the most prestigious wine competitions in the world.  Fifty countries participated … Continue reading