Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is roughly 95 miles (153 kilometers) to the west of Monsaraz, while Vilamoura is 100 miles (161 kilometers) to the southwest.
Monsaraz offers some nice places to see. Monsaraz Castle and the Cromeleque do Xerez are two of the best.
It's a missed chance if you limit your sightseeing to the points of interest in Monsaraz because the whole region is dotted with plenty of wonderful cities, attractions and landscapes. To explore the area in even greater depth, head 8 miles (13 kilometers) where you'll find Reguengos de Monsaraz. Here you can check out the Monsaraz Castle and Cromeleque do Xerez.
Approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the west of Monsaraz is Evora, a regional city where you go see Evora Museum, University of Evora and Montemor-o-Novo Castle. Termas Romanas, Templo Romano and Anta Grande do Zambujeiro are also good to visit.
Take the time to delve deeper into Alentejo by discovering its past. An enjoyable place to start is by visiting the area's fine old castles. Uncover the region's rich cultural fabric within Alentejo's wonderful art museums, history museums and theaters.
If you spend much of your time working, the ideal vacation is often all about taking the time to relax. When it's time to kick back, take your lead from the locals and go picnicking or shore fishing. Exploring unknown regions sometimes encourages the wild side in people. If you are feeling brave, have a go at hot air ballooning.
When the time comes to leave Monsaraz, pack up your camera and mementos, spend your last of your euros, and bid Adeus (farewell) to this wonderful spot.