Around 16,000 people call Portalegre in Alentejo home.
The national capital Lisbon is situated 100 miles (161 kilometers) southwest of Portalegre, while Vilamoura is 160 miles (257 kilometers) to the south.
This area has no lack of imposing castles, which are interesting to visit with their impressive gates, towers and walls. If you love ancient architecture, tour Marvao Castle and Elvas Castle to learn how life was for rulers and their subjects. If you and your family enjoy exploring old-world castles also drive out to the Portalegre Castle and the Castelo de Vide Castle.
Public places and civic squares are the ideal locations to observe the rhythms of a city, and these much-loved squares in Portalegre are some of those special places. Two of the most popular squares are Republic Square and Praca da Republica. Visitors with plenty of time should also check out Praca da Republica and Praca do Municipio.
See the world in a new light at the Sacred and Profane Monforte Museum, one of the most popular museums in Portalegre. Wander the halls, browse the various exhibits, then ask for tips from the locals to discover some of the more eclectic museums in town.
An old religious gathering place, one of the more popular of the many heritage sites in the city, is the Portalegre Cathedral. Enjoy the atmosphere of this captivating building, learn its history and find out why it is such a popular destination for tourists and Portalegre locals alike.
No mater how many attractions you’ve squeezed into your itinerary, no holiday to Portalegre is complete until you’ve checked out the Campo Maior Church.