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Make a holiday rental home or villa in Portalegre, Portugal your home away from home

Portalegre is the northern region of Alentejo, staggeringly quiet with huge plains and climbing mountain slopes almost completely void of people. There are many signs that civilizations once thrived here, with pre-historic dolmen and menhirs adorning the flower strewn plains, giving Portalegre an almost mythical atmosphere. The few small villages and towns that are found in Portalegre are filled with authentic Portuguese charm, and you are always assured a very warm welcome when you arrive at your Portalegre holiday rental property.

Things to do in Portalegre, Portugal

Portalegre is a fantastically natural area, and the mountains of the Serra de Sao Mamede are home to an amazing array of flowers, leading to much of the area being designated as a national park. The Sierra de Sao Mamede is famous for its hiking routes, which lead for many miles throughout the flower strewn peaks and gullies, whilst the many riding stables of Portalegre offer a vast range of excellent guided rides, catering for every level of experience, and lasting for anything between a few hours and a full week.

Despite being a landlocked region, water sports are great fun from Portalegre accommodation. There are a huge range of reservoirs in Portalegre perfect for a range of water sports, especially those of Apartadura, Maranhao and Montargil. Along side sailing and windsurfing facilities, these reservoirs are ideal for swimming from the small, sandy lakeside beaches, especially during the hot summer months. Golf also thrives in the Portalegre region. If you are hoping to find time for a round from your Portalegre holiday rental villa, the 18 hole course at Marvao is a fantastic place to start you golf holiday in Portalegre.

Portalegre has a very long history, evidence of which can be seen across the region. There are more than fifty pre-historic sites in Portalegre including the amazing Castelo de Vide near Meada, which are the largest on the Iberian Peninsula. Roman ruins, monuments and buildings can still be seen in much of the area, as Portalegre was an important agricultural centre even then. The most impressive of the Roman villas in Portalegre, the villa Torre de Palma is a wonderful site, adorned with beautiful mosaics picturing the progress of the Roman Empire. Northern Portalegre is awash with huge medieval castles, many of which have UNESCO recognition, including Marvao, Castelo de Vide and Alter do Chao.

Places to visit on holiday to Portalegre, Portugal

The town of Portalegre itself has a huge amount to offer tourists. The whitewashed houses, with their golden trim, glisten in the summer sun, and despite years of altercations throughout history, there are still some wonderful tourist attractions to discover. The Cathedral, with its three convents, is beautiful, and currently contains many of the region’s most famous paintings.

Weather in Portalegre, Portugal

Average temperatures in Portalegre are remarkably constant. During June, July and August, temperatures reach well into the mid 30’s (˚C) with amazing regularity during the middle of the day, whilst in winter, you would be unlucky to experience daily temperatures of less than 10˚C.

Travel to Portalegre, Portugal

Lisbon Airport (LIS) lies just over 200km from a holiday rental property in the centre of Portalegre. There are frequent flights from the UK, and there are both coach and rail links from Lisbon to Portalegre town. If you would really like to get to know the region, getting a hire car from the airport is a great option.

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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Most delightful, relaxing week in a stunning setting

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    The house and grounds in Ramila were welcoming and full of surprises. We were expecting to drive everyday to places to keep the children entertained, but during our 6 days, we found at least three lovely walking trails and one of them was the smugglers' route to Spain. The route was so varied and interesting that our 6-year old actually walked the whole 5 and a half hours to the Spanish frontier village and back. Part of the route was a scenic walk along the river Sever, which is fast flowing at places as it snakes through pretty white - somewhat deserted - villages and farmland. We picked walnuts and grapes and found mushrooms - most of them were edible as certified by the kind housekeeper Fatima, who was always available to give us advice and tell us about the area. The setting is out of a dream, and it was our dream holiday. The days when we didn't walk, we drove to the fortress town of Marvao, explored the castle, bought flour and local produce to bring back, and cooked pizza in the wood fire oven as the children and we read by the river. The closest roadside restaurant which is a 5-minute drive from the house, turns out to be a favourite for food connoisseurs and we met people who travelled all the way from Lisbon for lunch! We had two glorious days in late October and swam in the salt water pool made with natural stone and surrounded by ancient olive trees. I can go on....We're already looking forward to returning next Easter or Summer.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                    Charming Home - Lovely Region - Delightful Stay

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We truly enjoyed our visit at Monte Freixos. The home is located in a small town quite close to Estramoz. We had spent two weeks traveling in other parts of Portugal and coming to the Estramoz area was a wonderful way to relax and truly enjoy the Alentejo region at the end of our stay. The home was beautiful, nicely decorated, comfortable and, very well appointed. It has a private backyard which we used and enjoyed. We shopped at the local market (Estramoz) and cooked every evening. We found the kitchen, BBQ area and dining area to have everything we would need. Elsa and Carlos were terrific hosts. They welcomed us and were always available and offered all the instructions we needed to get acclimated when we arrived. They also gave us additional pointers to vineyards, restaurants and towns to find local pottery (Redondo) and other things. I would return and would definitely recommend Monte Freixos to our friends and family.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                    An experience in paradise

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    It was really a wonderful experience of Portugal and Alentejo. From the location we were able to roam free in all the region and easily went to Lisbon. What's even better is that after an long day on the road, there was always the pleasure to go take a swim! Everything was perfect!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016