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Portalegre

Country
Portugal
State
Portalegre
City
Portalegre
Type of Location
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Air

Airports nearest to Portalegre are sorted by the distance to the airport from the city centre.

El-Mananito Badajoz Airport (distanced approximately 67 km)
Talavera Ab/bada Airport (distanced approximately 68 km)
Tancos Airport (distanced approximately 83 km)
Monfortinho Airport (distanced approximately 89 km)
Evora Airport (distanced approximately 92 km)

By Train

Train Station in Portland is part of the East Line and is served by several regional trains of CP Train in Portugal.These traverse the axis Junction / Elvas where you can transfer to the Northern Line, with regular connections to major cities of North and Central Portugal.The average travel time between Portland and Lisbon and Porto are respectively 3 and 5 hours.The station is located 12 km from the city, existing bus services combined with the trains that connect between the city and the station.

By Bus

Express Bus - The National Network Express serves the city from various parts of the country.

By Road

Portland is served by the main road route IP2 and indirectly by two motorways ( A6 and A23 ).Some of the possible routes to reach the city: Lisbon - A6 up Estremoz followed by IP2 or A23 until Gardete, IP2.Port - A1 to Torres Novas, A23 to Gardete, IP2.

Key places to visit
Church of Bonfim, Barahona Palace, Portalegre Tapestries Museum, Portland Castle, Alegrete Castle, Joseph Royal Museum


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Places to Visit

Church of Bonfim

The Church of Bonfim is located in the city of Portalegre, Portugal.After 16 years of government of the Bishopric Portalegre, D.Diogo Correia, 4 prelate of the Diocese, was inhabiting a farm near the town of Portalegre, which therefore has to be called Quinta do Bispo.Tradition says it was here that D. Diogo shaped the image representing Ecce Homo, which at one point he put the farm.The image made of clay, long retained the natural color.D. Diogo said the fifth died on 9 October 1614.It was once the center of pilgrimages and currently are held the feasts of Our Lord of Bonfim the last Sunday of September.

Barahona Palace

is a palace nineteenth located in Portalegre in Portugal.Barahona The Palace was built in 1800 by John Zuzarte Cid, after being acquired by the family Boiler White Castle (Castel-Branco).It is located in the current Largo Serpa Pinto, giving your garden to the castle of the city, which also was part of the family heritage boiler Castel-Branco.It is of neoclassical architecture with well-known civil affinities with Brejoeira Palace, showing the façade flanked by turrets surmounted by cornice and balustrade with a central projection, flanked by pilasters and topped by padded curved pediment.The facade bears a coat of arms of Mattos, mining seventeenth century.The house remained in family ownership until the mid eighties of the twentieth century, when the family saw the contingency of selling, ill-pleased that the destruction was voted to the violent occupations of the April Revolution.Is installed in this building since 1993, the District Archives of Portalegre, the dependent agency of the Office of the National Archives / Torre do Tombo.

Portalegre Tapestries Museum

It is a museum specifically dedicated to the presentation, preservation and study of a fundamental part of the national artistic heritage represented by tapestries of Portalegre.For its constitution was essential to support the Portuguese Institute of Museums and the collaboration of the Portalegre Tapestries Manufacturing, which contributed to the establishment of the museum with a significant deposit of collections.By giving the Portalegre Tapestries Museum named Guy Fino was intended to pay homage to the man who finally joined Portugal in the list of major international producers of Tapestry.The Museum has in addition to the permanent exhibition areas, a Temporary Exhibition Gallery and an Auditorium for 150 people.The cafeteria, the Foyer and the Garden are complementary areas of public enjoyment, with adaptability to various activities for leisure and cultural.The Portland Museum of Tapestry in addition to its historical component is primarily a museum of contemporary art, made from a base collection which grows up following the contemporary art movements that continue to express themselves in Tapestry.

Portland Castle

located in the city with the same name, parish of Se, in Portugal.In a dominant position on the village, stands out by the contrast between the dark color of its walls and the white of lime around the houses.His early role was to defend the streak Alentejo, against Castile.There is little information about early human occupation of its site.According to Frei Amador Arrais in the sixteenth century still exist ruins of a temple dedicated to Lord Roman Bacchus at the site where today stands the Church of St.Kitts, in the highest part of the city, which could possibly indicate the existence of some important town in the early centuries of our era.The historical information dating back only to the time of the Reconquest Christian of the Iberian Peninsula, when D.Afonso III (1248-1279) granted the first charter to the town (1259) and have erected the first fortifications which were never completed.

Alegrete Castle

Alegrete Castle is located in the town of Alegrete, county and district of Portalegre in Portugal.Strategically posted, constituted one of the most important strongholds of the Alto Alentejo frontier, a key player in the defensive system of the region in the Middle Ages.Currently, with potential to constitute an important pole of attraction tourism for a region that suffers from its interiority.Although the early human occupation of your site is unclear, it is believed that dates back to the time of the Lusitano, succeeded by the Romans, the Vandals, the Alans to the Muslim invasion of the Iberian Peninsula from the eighth century.In the twentieth century has been classified as National Monument by Decree / Law No.35443 of January 2, 1946, until, in 1965 began the works of consolidation and restoration, in charge of the Directorate-General for National Buildings and Monuments (DGEMN).Since 1977 works were promoted consolidation in the tower of the castle and demolished masonry to cover his openings and battlements.Later, from 1984 works were promoted consolidation of the walls and isolation of the castle entrance.

Joseph Royal Museum

Joseph Royal House Museum in Portland is installed in the house where he lived the writer Joseph Royal for 34 years.It is both a biographical and ethnographic museum, as well as a writer, Regal was an avid collector.Data from the late seventeenth century and has been an annex of the Convent of San Blas, of which some traces still exist, including the chapel.He served as headquarters during the Peninsular War (aka French invasions) and much later was a pension.The museum's collection is the result of like Joseph Royal by collecting antiques and the second says that, born to him earlier by his grandfather's influence but it was in Alentejo that has expanded and developed.The region was ripe for such activity and quickly spread that there was a high school teacher who bought old things.It started as a hobby, but soon becomes a regular activity almost an addiction.

Right Time to Visit

October - February

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