Welcome to Estremoz
Along with neighbouring Borba and Vila Viçosa, the very authentic, active town of Estremoz is one of the region’s well-known marble hotspots and is worth visiting. The region’s marble – rivalling that in Carrara, Italy – is used all over the place: even the cobbles are rough chunks of marble.Ringed by an old protective wall, Estremoz has a centre set with orange tree-lined lanes, a 13th-century hilltop castle... Read More
Top experiences in Estremoz
Évora and Estremoz Private Day Tour from Lisbon
Start the trip by getting picked up from your hotel by your own private driver/guide. Travel along the picturesque country roads of Alentejo towards the historic town of Évora. A UNESCO-designated World Heritage City, Évora has been preserved throughout history and is full of important relics, which you will see on this tour. Head first to the enigmatic church of St. Francis and its famous Chapel of Bones for a short visit. Then continue up the narrow streets of the old town to Giraldo square, where the Inquisition once had its headquarters. Then spend time touring the millennium old Roman Temple and take a glimpse at the 12th century cathedral, built between 1280 and 1340. After a morning of exploring, follow the guide’s recommendations to a local ‘alentejano’ restaurant. Feast on delicious dishes from one of the most creative cuisines in Portugal. After lunch, hop back in the car and drive to the village of Estremoz to see a marble quarry and learn how it is extracted. Spend a short time here before heading back to Lisbon, where your guide will drop you off at your hotel.
Merida Spain Private Full Day Sightseeing Tour from Lisbon
Get picked up from your hotel in Lisbon and begin a full-day journey through some of the most beautiful countryside in western Europe. This private trip can accommodate up to six people and is priced per group. Leaving Lisbon, head through the Alentejo plains to the magnificent castles of Estremoz and Elvas. Visit the region’s historical center, the famous Sé cathedral, and the largest aqueduct on the Iberian Peninsula. Then hop back in the car and cross the border into Spain, arriving in the historic town of Mérida.Once part of the Roman Empire, Mérida is home to stunning monuments, including the roman circus and amphitheater. Tour the town and learn about its important historical context from your guide, and take in the surrounding scenery. At the end of the day, the driver will return you to your hotel in Lisbon.