Alentejo Dreams

It’s grey, cold and damp here – so I’ve been torturing myself by looking back at pictures from the Alentejo, one of my favourite parts of Portugal.

Elvas - old hilltop city and castle on the frontier with Spain.

Elvas – old hilltop city and castle on the frontier with Spain.

The Alentejo is one of the largest regions of Portugal – straddling the southern part of the country from the Atlantic coast to the border with Spain. It’s known for its rolling agricultural landscape, cork forests and whitewashed towns.

One of the other things I remember from the Alentejo is the beautiful blue skies, sadly lacking in England at this time of year.

Fountain in the centre of the World Heritage city of Evora.

Fountain in the centre of the World Heritage city of Evora.

Doorway in the old town of Castelo de Vide.

Doorway in the old town of Castelo de Vide.

I miss Portugal. For the time being though I’ll have to make do with pictures and memories. For more photos see this page.

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