Galeria das Damas
Inside the walls of the 16th-century Palácio de Dom Manuel is the Galeria das Damas, an indecisive hybrid of Gothic, Manueline,...
If you’re interested in the megaliths – Almendres, Zambujeiro and the Menir dos Almendres – this three-hour tour is a must. Young...
Rota do Fresco
Offers fascinating cultural tours led by an art historian to local baroque sites filled with frescos and azulejos (hand-painted tiles)....
Set in the cloisters of the old Palácio Barrocal, this bohemian cafe and drinking spot has outdoor tables, hipster wait staff and...
Vinho e Noz
The delightful owner and family run this unpretentious place, which has professional service, a large wine list and good-quality...
Jardim Público information
For a lovely tranquil stroll, head to the light-dappled public gardens (with a small outdoor cafe) south of the Igreja de São Francisco. Inside the walls of the 15th-century Palácio de Dom Manuel is the Galeria das Damas , an indecisive hybrid of Gothic, Manueline, neo-Moorish and Renaissance styles. It’s open when there are (frequent) temporary art exhibitions.
From the town walls you can see, a few blocks to the southeast, the crenellated, pointy-topped Arabian Gothic profile of the Ermida de São Brás .