Baixo Alentejo shopping

Arts & Crafts in Beja

Igreja de Misericórdia

An artesenato cooperative has a range of goods for sale within the Igreja de Misericórdia – a unique style of store. You’ll find hand-painted ceramics, cork products, strawberry preserves and more.
Food in Serpa

Casa de Artesenato

Among the craft shops around town, this is one of the best, with painted ceramics, wooden cutting boards, oils, honey, herbs and handicrafts.
Arts & Crafts in Mértola

Oficina de Tecelagem

A small wool-weaving workshop next to the turismo, this place hangs on by a thread through tourist sales of beautiful handmade products, including rugs and ponchos. Weaving is done on-site.
Food in Serpa

Dom Luis

Facing the main plaza, this tiny delicatessen sells queijadas (crisp pastry shells filled with marzipan-like mixture), olive oils, cheeses and other edible items.
Market in Mértola

Mercado Municipal

Self-caterers should head to the mercado municipal, which sells fresh fruit and vegetables, olives and cheeses. It's right outside the old town gates.