Moura attractions

Gardens in Moura

Jardim Dr Santiago & Spa

The lovely, shady Jardim Dr Santiago, at the eastern end of Praça Sacadura Cabral, is a delightful place. There are good views, a bandstand and shady, flowering trees. It’s a favourite spot for elderly men to sit an…
Castle in Moura


The castle offers fabulous views across the countryside. One of the towers is the last remnant of a Moorish fortress. Rebuilt by Dom Dinis in the 13th century and again by Dom Manuel I in 1510, the castle itself was…
Museum in Moura

Museu Alberto Gordillo

A small one-of-a-kind jewellery museum dedicated to the fascinating works of the avant-garde artist Alberto Gordillo. On display are around 50 pieces, some of which are more like sculptures than mere pretty adornmen…
Gardens in Moura

Jardim das Oliveiras

Opposite the Lagar de Varas do Fojo, the Jardim das Oliveiras is home to various varieties of olive trees and herbs, and reflective space. It’s dedicated to Miguel Hernández, a Spanish poet and revolutionary who, up…
Museum in Moura

Lagar de Varas do Fojo

With a system of production similar to that of Roman times, an oil press here re-creates the oil-pressing factory that functioned on this spot between 1841 and 1941, with giant wooden and stone-wheel presses, vats a…
Area in Moura


The old Moorish quarter lies at the western end of Praça Sacadura Cabral. It’s a well-preserved, tight cluster of narrow, cobbled lanes and white terraced cottages with chunky or turreted chimneys.
Church in Moura

Igreja de São Baptista

This 16th-century church has a remarkable Manueline portal. Set against the plain facade, it is a twisting, flamboyant bit of decoration, with carvings of knotted ropes, crowns and armillary spheres. Inside are some…
Museum in Moura

Casa dos Poços

Just off Largo da Mouraria, the Casa dos Poços has a pocket collection of Moorish ceramics and other remains, such as carved stone inscriptions and a 14th-century Arabic well. Visits here must be arranged through th…
Church in Moura

Igreja de São Pedro

The municipality’s collection of ecclesiastical art is housed in this 17th-century church.