quarta-feira, 27 de março de 2013

Holiday in Alentejo - Where to Stay

HERDADE DOS BARROS - its a rural hotel, located in a historic town call Terena (Évora district). It offers cozy spaces that favor the well-being of its visitors. Here you will feel, certainly, at home!

Here you can enjoy nature from the terrace of the estate; relax and appreciate the tranquility of the countryside; visit the barn (with chickens, ducks, peacocks, pigs, turkeys, ostriches); swim in the Lucefécit Dam (near by the estate); taste the specialty of Alentejo food in the restaurant of the estate; visit monuments and museums; do hiking; do picnics; do guided tours of wineries and vineyards; or contemplate the sky full of stars at nightfall.

The Herdade dos Barros are about 15 minutes away from Vila Viçosa and its Ducal Palace; and about 20 minutes away from Monsaraz and its handicraft. Just 30 minutes away from Évora, and 40 minutes away from Barajoz (Spain).


Web-site: http://www.herdadedosbarros.com/en_index.html
E-mail: herdadedosbarros@gmail.com
Phone: (00351) 964310216


quarta-feira, 20 de fevereiro de 2013

Portuguese Handicraft

Bioartesanato Portugal - It is an entity that makes and sells wonderful Portuguese crafts, like:

- Ceramics/Pottery;
- Shingles;
- Tiles;
- Traditional costumes;
- Filigree;
- Cork;
- Etc.

Browse this blog and see all products: http://bio-artesanato-portugal.blogspot.pt/


 Filigree

Pottery of Alentejo 
                
Cock of Barcelos
   

segunda-feira, 18 de fevereiro de 2013

Parks of Alentejo (Portugal)

Visit and enjoy some of the Parks of Alentejo:


- Aldeia da Terra: It's a village made ​​of clay (located in Arraiolos);

 Web-site: www.aldeiadaterra.pt


Badoca Safari Park: Here you can enjoy pleasant moments in the middle of nature (located in Vila Nova de Santo André)

 Web-site: http://www.badoca.com/


- Monte Selvagem:  it's a very special place where animals are born every day ... alligators, ostriches, etc. Here we can learn about animals and their habitat (located in Montemor-o-Novo)
Web-site: http://www.monteselvagem.pt/


- Fluviário de Mora: is an aquatic environment where various species of animals can be observed (located in Mora)
Web-site: http://www.fluviariomora.pt

quarta-feira, 13 de fevereiro de 2013

Herdade dos Esporão - wine producer


The Herdade do Esporão is a leading Portuguese producer of wines and olive oils, located in Reguengos de Monsaraz (Alentejo region). The estate covers over 1,500 hectares of prime land and its high quality wines are enjoyed all over the world.

The Herdade dos Esporão offers tours for those who want to know the property, the wineries, the vineyards, and learn about the production of wine... also offers wine and local products tasting.

Visit the Herdade do Esporão, you'll love it.  For accommodation I suggest the Herdade dos Barros, its a rural hotel (just 15 minutos away by car) very friendly, quiet and a remarkable quality of care.


Websites:
. Herdade do Esporão - http://www.esporao.com/EN/Empresa/Pages/Empresa.aspx

. Herdade dos Barros - http://www.herdadedosbarros.com/en_index.html

 Herdade do Esporão - Source: http://www.esporao.com/EN/Empresa/Pages/Empresa.aspx

Herdade dos Barros - Source: http://www.herdadedosbarros.com/en_index.html

Alentejo Wines - its history


The wine culture is in Alentejo region since many centuries ago. Viticulture is part of the habits and traditions of the region, but currently this product due to its high quality is exported all over the world. Learn more about the history of Alentejo wines here:

http://www.vinhosdoalentejo.pt/detalhe_conteudo.php?id=16&lang=en&lang=pt&lang=en


quinta-feira, 17 de janeiro de 2013

Portugal's Hidden Secret - Alentejo

This article in the 'Mirror', tells us the experience of a couple who traveled through Portugal and found the Portugal's hidden secret - The Alentejo.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/travel/a-holiday-in-alentejo-portugals-hidden-secret-146326

Source - http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/travel/a-holiday-in-alentejo-portugals-hidden-secret-146326
 

Old Bridge of Terena - A monument of public interest

The Old Bridge of Terena (county of Alandroal; District of Évora) was classified as a monument of public interest.

The Old Bridge Terena was built in the mid-sixteenth century, and today is one of the historic bridges of the Alentejo.

It comprises six round arches with ashlar granite voussoirs.

quarta-feira, 16 de janeiro de 2013

Alentejo - A hidden gem of Portugal

The Alentejo is located between Lisbon and Algarve... and some say that the Alentejo is the Tuscany of Portugal.

In the Alentejo you will find: history, culture, plains, sun, food, wine,
monuments, quietness, medieval villages, beaches, countryside, and landscapes.

Take a look at this pictures:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/travel/portugal-travel/9790607/alentejo-image-gallery.html#?frame=endScreen

Source - http://www.google.pt/imgres?imgurl=http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fLdnhg8M-bM/UIFrfbqIrTI/AAAAAAAAKsQ/S1Ffu96Aw50/s1600/alentejo.JPG&imgrefurl=http://www.revista21.net/2012/10/vida-na-terra-alentejo-nasa.html&usg=__zkaIpN2E-ffM9I6Fx7gDbql6OB0=&h=1200&w=1315&sz=427&hl=pt-PT&start=18&zoom=1&tbnid=mCBU_u7f8tDR0M:&tbnh=137&tbnw=150&ei=c9f3UIfMLs6ShgftvoCYDQ&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dalentejo%26um%3D1%26hl%3Dpt-PT%26gbv%3D2%26tbm%3Disch&um=1&itbs=1

Alentejo - A food lover's paradise


if you are planning to visit Alentejo... read this article and learn more about the cuisine of this region:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/travel/portugal-travel/9787742/alentejo-eating-out.html

Source - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/travel/portugal-travel/9787742/alentejo-eating-out.html