Top things to do in Moura

Top Choice Portuguese in Moura


Locals and visitors alike receive a warm welcome at this cosy traditional eatery on the western fringes of the old centre. Family recipes from the owner Fernanda Vermelhudo are beautifully prepared, and Vermelhudo p…
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…
Portuguese in Moura

O Trilho

Three streets east of Rua Serpa Pinto, O Trilho is a local favourite, with excellent regional mains and carefully prepared daily specials (like monkfish rice and roast-black-pork dishes), set in pleasant, starched-t…
Portuguese in Moura

Taberna o Liberato

Just off the main square, Praça Sacadura Cabral, this cosy tavern is a lively spot for a bite and a drink. There’s not much of a menu, but the owner whips up delicious tapas plates – including a very rich presunto (…
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


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…