Alvalade is situated 55 miles (89 kilometers) north of Albufeira and about 70 miles (113 kilometers) southeast of Lisbon, Portugal's capital.
Alentejo is a firm fixture on the tourist trail, which means getting around is simple. Make sure you give yourself some time to explore the incredible range of scenic and cultural wonders the region has to share. Interesting places within a relatively short distance of Alvalade are Santiago do Cacem, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the east, and Grandola, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southeast.
Around 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the west of Alvalade is Santiago do Cacem, an important regional city which is home to Cercal Touism Information Centre, Santiago do Cacem Castle and Lagoa de Santo Andre Beach. Ruinas Romanas de Mirobriga, Jardim do Largo Augusto Fuschino and Safari Badoca Park are some of the other attractions here that should be on everyone's to-do list.
Alentejo features some significant monasteries and other holy sites, perfect places to catch a glimpse of Alvalade's gentler side. Every place has its own fascinating history and the Alentejo area is no exception. The historic bridges in these parts provide a fascinating window on the past.
Travelers who like to go beyond the usual sights will enjoy the area's guided nature walks and culinary tours. Get a different perspective on Alentejo by taking to the skies. Hot air ballooning is a great way to spend a few hours here.
As the sun sets on your adventures, spend what's left of your euros on that last souvenir and say Adeus to the friends you've made and the special places you have seen.