Castelo de Vide: Travel Guide

Castelo de Vide was a town that I quickly fell in love with. It’s small and beautiful, but extremely well-maintained. While I can see why many people would prefer Marvão, Castelo de Vide definitely has a lot to offer. Introducing Castelo de Vide Castelo de Vide is a small town in the Alentejo’s Parque Natural … Read more

The World’s Shortest International Bridge Is In Portugal (and Spain)

worlds smallest international bridge

Novelty attractions like the “world’s largest tree” or the “world’s biggest ball of twine” can be a magnet for tourists. Not so with the “World’s Shortest International Bridge,” a small footbridge that measures just 3.2 meters in length (10.4 feet) and crosses the Portuguese-Spanish border. The EU-funded bridge is situated in the Alentejo region of … Read more

14 Of the Best Évora Hotels

evora roman ruins

Whether you’re a history lover, culture vulture, or just looking for a relaxing break from busy Lisbon, the ancient city of Évora is a wonderful choice. With ancient Roman temples and medieval cathedrals and many more architectural gems, there’s certainly plenty to explore.  All that exploring can be tiring though, and after a day of … Read more

Elvas, Alentejo: A Travel Guide

I love Elvas

When your city is located just 12 km from the border with your nearest enemies, you’re going to spend a lot of time thinking about how to protect yourself from an attack. That’s definitely the case with Elvas, an incredibly fortified city that’s just minutes from the Spanish-Portuguese border. In fact, it’s the largest bulwarked … Read more

Vila Viçosa, Alentejo: A Travel Guide

vila vicosa view from castle

Vila Viçosa is a large and pleasant Alentejo town that’s situated close to the Portuguese-Spanish border and just under an hour’s drive from Évora, the capital of the Alentejo. There are quite a few attractions and things to do in Vila Viçosa including its castle but probably the most interesting attraction is the Ducal Palace … Read more

Borba, Alentejo: Travel Guide

Mention Borba to anyone in Portugal and the first thing that they’ll say is “wine.” While Borba does have some small historical attractions, such as churches and old castle walls, they’re nowhere near as impressive as those in Elvas, Vila Viçosa, or Estremoz. Although it isn’t as immediately interesting as some of the other towns … Read more

A guide to Évora: The capital of the Alentejo

Palacio-de-Dom-Manuel

Evora is the capital city of the Alentejo, and a popular destination for those visiting Portugal. It’s a city that feels both modern and rural at the same time: it is nowhere near as rural-feeling as many of the other towns in the Alentejo, but it’s also not as trendy as Lisbon or Porto. It … Read more