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Monsaraz, esencia pura del Alentejo, Reguengos de Monsaraz  Via Ciudad-Dormida | 04.09.2012  La infinita llanura alentejana se eleva de manera extraordinaria en las proximidades del valle del Guadiana. Encaramada en la cumbre de la sierra, la pequeña aldea fortificada de Monsaraz, considerada una de las más antiguas villas de Portugal y una de las siete maravillas del Alentejo, se asoma al Guadiana fronterizo, hoy profundamente transformado por el gigantesco embalse de Alqueva.

Monsaraz, esencia pura del Alentejo, Reguengos de Monsaraz Via Ciudad-Dormida | 04.09.2012 La infinita llanura alentejana se eleva de manera extraordinaria en las proximidades del valle del Guadiana. Encaramada en la cumbre de la sierra, la pequeña aldea fortificada de Monsaraz, considerada una de las más antiguas villas de Portugal y una de las siete maravillas del Alentejo, se asoma al Guadiana fronterizo, hoy profundamente transformado por el gigantesco embalse de Alqueva.

Picture of the View of Monsaraz from the Castle  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

Picture of the View of Monsaraz from the Castle 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.

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)

Monsaraz - Roteiro do Alqueva - Álbuns Web Picasa

Monsaraz - Roteiro do Alqueva - Álbuns Web Picasa

Monsaraz - Roteiro do Alqueva - Álbuns Web Picasa

Monsaraz - Roteiro do Alqueva - Álbuns Web Picasa

Alqueva Lake, Alentejo - Portugal

Alqueva Lake, Alentejo - Portugal

Picture of houses outside the city gate of 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

Picture of houses outside the city gate of 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.

Alqueva (Alentejo) - Portugal

Alqueva (Alentejo) - Portugal

Casinha de campo perto de Monsaraz, nascer do Sol por cima do nevoeiro, com o Alqueva ali ao lado. Seria mais feliz aqui?

Casinha de campo perto de Monsaraz, nascer do Sol por cima do nevoeiro, com o Alqueva ali ao lado. Seria mais feliz aqui?

Alqueva Alentejo

Alqueva Alentejo

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