Interpreter guides of the Alentejo Association

(Associação de Guias Interpretes do Alentejo)

Certified Guide: Olga Correia Miguel

In addition to the guided tours of the cities of Évora and Elvas, these are some of the circuits we recommend you to discover in Alentejo:

  • Archaeological Circuit of Évora – walk through the surrounding fields of the city, contacting the archaeological heritage, namely: Anta do Zambujeiro, Cromeleque dos Almendres, Rock paintings of Escoural and Villa Romana da Tourega.
  • Medieval Monsaraz and Winery – circuit of the medieval village of Monsaraz, with its cistern and its castle, complemented by visiting Esporão Wine Tourism.
  • Embroiderers of Arraiolos – The tradition of handicrafts in the Arraiolos carpets, with the possibility of visiting a manufactory, combined with the recovery of the historical heritage of the village in the Alentejo.
  • Lands of D. Manuel I – Go to Beja to discover the “Manuelino” style and the tile and stumble in the history of the Nun Sóror Mariana Alcoforado and her platonic passion.
  • Castles of Raia – Alandroal, Juromenha, Elvas and, why not, Olivença. The line of defense for the nation, with its castles, forts and ancestral traditions.
  • Jewish settlements of the North Alentejo – The testimony of the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in the fifteenth century, told by the built heritage of Castelo de Vide and Marvão – a World Heritage candidate village.

These are some of the highlights to visit to get a grasp of this territory’s history. Count on us to help you build your itinerary and together get a real feel of the Alentejo.