Lagar de Varas do Fojo

Baixo Alentejo

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 and utensils.

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1. Jardim das Oliveiras

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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…

2. Igreja de São Pedro


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

3. Igreja de São Baptista

0.32 MILES

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…

4. Mouraria

0.33 MILES

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…

5. Casa dos Poços

0.33 MILES

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…

6. Jardim Dr Santiago & Spa

0.35 MILES

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,…

7. Museu Alberto Gordillo

0.36 MILES

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,…

8. Castelo

0.37 MILES

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…