Palace in Estremoz

Paço Reial

At the top of the upper town is the stark, glowing-white, fortress-like former royal palace, now the Pousada de Santa Rainha Isabel. Dom Dinis built the palace in the 13th century for his new wife, Isabel of Aragon.…
Museum in Estremoz

Museu Municipal

This museum is housed in a beautiful 17th-century almshouse near the former palace. Pretty hand-painted furniture sits alongside endearing, locally carved wooden figures (charming rural scenes by Joaquim Velhinho) a…
Museum in Estremoz

Palácio dos Marqueses da Praia e Monforte

This former royal palace was recently restored and reopened to the public in 2015. It houses a changing array of exhibitions showcasing talented artists from the Alentejo – easily the best works in Estremoz – with t…
Historic Building in Estremoz

Café Águias d’Ouro

This stunning cafe – built in art-nouveau style between 1908 and 1909 – is worth seeing for both the exterior and interior (don’t overlook the upstairs dining room). At the start of the 20th century it was where the…
Notable Building in Estremoz

Cavalry Barracks

Just north of the square Rossio Marquês de Pombal, you’ll find a few monastic buildings that were converted into cavalry barracks.
Lake in Estremoz

Lago do Gadanha

Near the centre of town, stretches this marble-edged water tank, called the Lago do Gadanha after its scythe-wielding statue of Neptune.