A tour of the S?o Mamede Natural Park - Portalegre, Marv?o and Castelo de Vide
- visit the Portalegre Tapestry Musem
- buy some cork as a souvenir
- climb to the highest point south of the River Tagus, the Pico de S?o Mamede, at 1025m above sea level
- visit the Castelo de Vide during Easter
- drink some water in Castelo de Vide
- climb the highest tower in the Marv?o castle
排列三和值012路走势 www.ftxw.net We cross Portugal in an instant and reach the northern Alentejo to discover a haven of wide horizons and hospitable people in the S?o Mamede Natural Park. For your first visit, we suggest a drive with stops at three unmissable places: Portalegre, Castelo de Vide and Marv?o.
Before entering the park, visit Portalegre
Portalegre has a long history. It was a rich, prosperous city in the 17th and 18th centuries, due to its investment in the textile industry, and it is still known for that tradition. You should therefore visit the Museu das Tape?arias da Manufatura de Portalegre (Portalegre Tapestry Museum), housed in a former Manor House. Each tapestry is a unique piece made using a hand loom technique that allows the gradations and shades of a painting or a drawing to be reproduced to perfection. They are very valuable, and are greatly appreciated by contemporary artists as reproductions of their works of art.
Strolling through the city, you can see many palaces and monuments that recall the by-gone golden days. These include the mediaeval Castle; the great Cathedral, where you can admire a unique collection of 16th and 17th century Portuguese paintings and tile panels with biblical scenes; and the José Régio House-Museum, the former home of this poet, a passionate collector of pieces of sacred and popular art. Before continuing your journey, visit the Church of the Convent of S?o Francisco, built on the site of the former Robinson Cork Factory, which was very important for the development of the city.