Heritage & Harmony: The Story of Cante Alentejano

Cante Alentejano singers walking through the streets of an Alentejo town
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While many people are familiar with Fado, few have heard of Cante Alentejano, a style of group singing from Portugal’s Alentejo region. However, unlike its counterpart Fado, which hails from urban centres, Cante Alentejano finds its roots in the more rustic setting of Baixo Alentejo. Cante is all about singing from the heart, normally without … Read more

Alentejo Food: 9 Regional Dishes That You Have to Eat

Migas with Prawns
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Welcome to the culinary world of the Alentejo, a region in Portugal renowned for its rich gastronomic heritage. Alentejo food reflects the region’s rustic charm, so expect hearty and satisfying dishes that are characterised by bread and meat. Ready? Let’s embark on a journey through Alentejo’s gastronomic delights, and experience the unique flavours and wholesome … Read more

Where to Store Your Luggage in Évora

couple pulling a suitcase together, probably wishing they could store it somewhere
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Évora is one of the most popular Portuguese cities to visit, thanks to attractions like The Roman Temple of Évora and Évora’s creepy bone chapel. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, there’s a real lack of places to store your luggage in Évora. Although the city is quite flat, it definitely isn’t somewhere that you want to … Read more

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

worlds smallest international bridge

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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
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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