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.
Reguengos de Monsaraz has an interesting historical journey and there are several places to visit. See which ones:
National monuments. These are evidences of the area’s pre-historic occupation.
This cromlech goes back to the 3rd or 4th millennium B.C.. There are about 50 menhirs with phallic configurations.
It goes back to the 13th century. From the terrace you can have a fantastic panoramic view.
In this ‘City Entrance’ there is a stone commemorating Portugal’s consecration to the Immaculate Conception.
Along with its relaxed and calm environment, Reguengos de Monsaraz offers several activities. Get to know what to do in this city:
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.
José Maria de Sousa unique winery maintains the 2000 years old techniques, using the traditional Roman clay amphorae.
This art has a very important role in the area and you can visit a shop and learn more about this tradition.
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.
Alentejo has a divine gastronomy. Know what to taste in Reguengos de Monsaraz:
The bread of Alentejo is famous around the country and it’s known for being rustic and cooked in wood-fired ovens.
Alentejo’s olive trees are known for its excellent quality whether you prefer to enjoy the olives or the olive oil.
A very well-known wine in the country and in the World both white and red varieties.
Alentejo’s pork is considered very tasty. There are several dishes such as pork cheeks, pork tenderloin with ‘migas’, pork ‘presas’, etc..
When you visit Reguengos de Monsaraz don’t forget there are other fantastic places around. Get to know them:
World Heritage site since 1986. It’s known mostly for its history and for the local university.
Considered a World Heritage site by UNESCO, Mérida has a fascinating historical legacy that charms everyone who visits the city.
A picturesque fishing village by the seaside, Sesimbra highlights include its charm and natural beauty.
Surrounded by the sea, the river and the mountains, Setúbal enjoys an unique beauty, a tasty gastronomy and an interesting history.