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Visit Reguengos de Monsaraz

In the heart of Alentejo, near the border, you can find the small city of Reguengos de Monsaraz. While visiting it you’ll find an impressive natural beauty that combines the vast fields with an enormous dam as well as evidences of pre historic occupation and other interesting historical buildings. It was chosen as the 2015 European Wine City.
Enjoy your visit with our suggestions on what to see, do and eat here.

Typical July:
sun
25º C
77º F
Typical January:
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11º C
52º F

What to see
What to see

Reguengos de Monsaraz has an interesting historical journey and there are several places to visit. See which ones:

Outeiro and Telheiro Menhirs

National monuments. These are evidences of the area’s pre-historic occupation.

Orada Cromlech

This cromlech goes back to the 3rd or 4th millennium B.C.. There are about 50 menhirs with phallic configurations.

Monsaraz Castle

It goes back to the 13th century. From the terrace you can have a fantastic panoramic view.

Castle walls and ‘Porta da Vila’

In this ‘City Entrance’ there is a stone commemorating Portugal’s consecration to the Immaculate Conception.

What to do
What to do

Along with its relaxed and calm environment, Reguengos de Monsaraz offers several activities. Get to know what to do in this city:

Visit Esporão Estate

A wine and olive oil producer, it’s one of the country’s largest estates. Bought in 1264 it kept itself as a whole until our time.

Go wine tasting

José Maria de Sousa unique winery maintains the 2000 years old techniques, using the traditional Roman clay amphorae.

Visit a Pottery Shop

This art has a very important role in the area and you can visit a shop and learn more about this tradition.

Go to ‘Couples Rock’

According to the tradition, girls should go to this rock on Easter’s Monday and fulfill a ritual to know if they’ll get married that year or not.

What to taste
What to taste

Alentejo has a divine gastronomy. Know what to taste in Reguengos de Monsaraz:

‘Alentejano’ Bread

The bread of Alentejo is famous around the country and it’s known for being rustic and cooked in wood-fired ovens.

Alentejo’s olives and olive oil

Alentejo’s olive trees are known for its excellent quality whether you prefer to enjoy the olives or the olive oil.

Alentejo’s Wine

A very well-known wine in the country and in the World both white and red varieties.

Alentejo’s pork dishes

Alentejo’s pork is considered very tasty. There are several dishes such as pork cheeks, pork tenderloin with ‘migas’, pork ‘presas’, etc..

Places to visit near Reguengos de Monsaraz
Places to visit near Reguengos de Monsaraz

When you visit Reguengos de Monsaraz don’t forget there are other fantastic places around. Get to know them:


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