Things to do: Beja medieval castle

Castelo de Beja

The human occupation of the site where Beja rises today, goes back to prehistory, being even mentioned in the writings of Ptolemy. It was in Beja that Julius Caesar formalized peace with the Lusitanians.

In a combination of Romanesque, Gothic, Manueline and Mannerist styles, the medieval castle has in its tower the great symbol of Bejense pride. It is considered one of the most beautiful examples of military architecture of the Middle Ages in Portugal. Rising to forty meters high, it is the highest in the country.

Visit Rome… in the Alentejo

Roman archeology in Alentejo

In the Alentejo, you travel naturally with and to History. The abundance and the quality of the Heritage which it expresses become easy for you to discover but, if you are visiting the Region for the first time, you could be spoiled for choice. If this is the case, don’t hesitate: opt for our suggestions and you will discover that the magic of the Alentejo is to be found, with endless pleasure, everywhere.

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Herdade do Freixo vineyard

Adega da Herdade do Freixo, Évora, Alentejo, Portugal

This amazing underground vineyard has a spiral shape, 40 meters deep into the ground. This unusual shaped building, resembling a underground Guggenheim, was design by Portuguese architect Frederico Valsassina, with the intent of housing three wine labels: Freixo Reserva white wine 2015, Freixo Reserva red wine 2014 e Freixo Family Collection red wine 2014, all with “Indicação Geográfica Alentejano” (Alentejano Geographical Indication).

Herdade do Freixo, Freixo, Portugal
Monday to Friday, from 11h30 a.m. to 03h00 p.m.
Visits cost 3,50€ per person, requires previous booking.
Phone: 266 094 830
www.herdadedofreixo.pt