"Estremoz - More than you can expect" Estremoz by salinhopt

Estremoz Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 41 photos

The 13th Century Castle that dominates the town has been greatly restored. The strong fortification of the town acted as a strategic deterrent in the War of Independence (1640-1648), between the Spanish King Philip II and the Duke of Braganca João IV. Later in the War of the Two Brothers (1832-1834), the town also played another influencing role when Dom Miguel was defeated in his claim for the throne by his brother Pedro IV known for his Liberal views.

The region produces excellent marble and has rich and varied traditions to handicraft, which is best seen in the fair at the end of April. Its traditional cuisine is also of a quality to please the illustrious guests it has lodged throughout its long history.

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  • Pros:The climat, the wonderfull gastronomy and the beautifull architecture!
  • Last visit to Estremoz: Feb 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • portgrl's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2004 at 7:17 AM

    "strange arquitecture"...curioso...tirei a mesma foto por ter tal diversidade...Prabéns pela página :)

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2004 at 1:27 PM

    Lovely photo of the fountain. Some wonderful info here. I adore the Queen St. Isabel statue. Thanks for sharing them!!!

  • micas_pt's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2004 at 1:06 PM

    Great page about Estremoz! It is a small village that i love. Very good restaurants there. That fair takes place every Saturday morning.

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2004 at 3:00 PM

    I loved your page Goncalo, it is a beautiful place. Well done :-)

  • eden_teuling's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2004 at 12:00 PM

    oh, Goncalo: another beautiful place, a pleasure to see your w'ful photos....which camera do you use?? I could feel the warmth and light of the sun! thanks, bes-elisabeth

  • andal13's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2004 at 7:21 AM

    In this beautiful town, any miracle can be possible...

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2004 at 6:21 PM

    ahhhhhhh you have been travelling.....bringing back sun and beautiful colours, II love the Region around Evora and Alentejo in general. thanx for sharing Goncalo, lovely page

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2004 at 8:10 AM

    What an interesting place and great pics ! I love that kind of special architecture !

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2004 at 5:54 AM

    Great page Goncalo! The intro picture is so sunny and colourful! Love it! Makes me long so much for it to be summer! Hahaha, I think I've had enough by now of the loooong Swedish winter, lol :-))

  • Imbi's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2004 at 11:56 PM

    Pelourinhos are places which make any city lively and attractive any where in the world. wonderful page.


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