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Monsaraz, Alqueva, Portugal

Rua em Monsaraz, no Alentejo, Portugal. Fotografia: Joe Daniel Price em Getty Images.

Monsaraz - Provavelmente, a vila mais bonita de Portugal | VortexMag

Fica no Alentejo e deslumbra pela sua simplicidade e pelas suas vistas para a planície e para o Alqueva. É, provavelmente, a vila mais bonita de Portugal.

Monsaraz Picture: View of the city gate, Porta da Vila Monsaraz, Alentejo, Portugal - James Martin | About.com Europe Travel  Monsaraz is a walled village in the eastern Alentejo near Evora, on a hill fortified by the Knights Templar--the position ideal to protect Portugal from invaders from Spain. From inside the walls of Monsaraz you can see all across the Alentejo plain, across the Alqueva lakes and the River Guadiana into Spain.

Monsaraz Pictures - Jewel in the Crown of Portugal's Alentejo Region

Monsaraz au printemps | Via PortugaLifestyle with Gwen | 10/03/2014  Vous commencez à connaître mon amour de l'Alentejo… Et sûrement à le comprendre, à travers ces ci beaux paysages et villages typiques !  Le printemps amène depuis quelques jours un grand soleil, qui inonde les murs blancs de Monsaraz, à croire que nous sommes tout à coup sur une île grecque… Un vrai bonheur pour immortaliser cette lumière par quelques clichés. #Portugal

Monsaraz au printemps | Via PortugaLifestyle with Gwen | 10/03/2014 Vous commencez à connaître mon amour de l'Alentejo… Et sûrement à le comprendre, à travers ces ci beaux paysages et villages typiques ! Le printemps amène depuis quelques jours un grand soleil, qui inonde les murs blancs de Monsaraz, à croire que nous sommes tout à coup sur une île grecque… Un vrai bonheur pour immortaliser cette lumière par quelques clichés. #Portugal

Portugal: Grande Lago dAlqueva (Morten Strauch) Alqueva, Alentejo, Portugal

Portugal: Grande Lago dAlqueva (Morten Strauch) Alqueva, Alentejo, Portugal

A oliveira das Mouriscas

Oliveira mais antiga de Portugal nasceu há 3350 anos

As obras da barragem do Alqueva abriram uma oportunidade única para que fossem abatidas centenas de árvores e testar um método de datação das oliveiras milenares.

First Starlight Tourism Destination by UNESCO, UNWTO and IAC @ Mighty Lake Alqueva, Alentejo - PORTUGAL. There's a commodity in very short supply - light pollution - and in this rural area of Portugal, it's virtually unknown. The reserve also has a rich cultural heritage. Ancient megalithic structures suggest that even our ancestors valued the region for its celestial wealth. (Sky at Night Magazine / BBC)

First Starlight Tourism Destination by UNESCO, UNWTO and IAC @ Mighty Lake Alqueva, Alentejo - PORTUGAL. There's a commodity in very short supply - light pollution - and in this rural area of Portugal, it's virtually unknown. The reserve also has a rich cultural heritage. Ancient megalithic structures suggest that even our ancestors valued the region for its celestial wealth. (Sky at Night Magazine / BBC)

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