Moura attractions

Castle in Moura

Castelo

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…
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, shady, flowering trees and it’s a favourite spot for elderly men to sit an…
Gardens in Moura

Jardim das Oliveiras

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

Museu Municipal

In an appealing residential quarter off a lane about 200m east of the praça (head up Rua do Espírito Santo, behind the tourist office), this tiny museum contains local prehistoric and Roman remains, such as 1st- and…
Museum in Moura

Lagar de Varas do Fojo

With a system of production that would have been 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-…
Area in Moura

Mouraria

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.
Museum in Moura

Núcleo Árabe

Just off Largo da Mouraria, the Núcleo Árabe 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 the …
Church in Moura

Igreja de São Pedro

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