Estremadura & Ribatejo

Don't miss stunning Fórnea, Europe's largest natural amphitheatre (around 1km in diameter) in the middle of the limestone park. You can enter from two directions but must go on foot. The first entrance is signed at Alcaria road. Park at the snack bar; it's a 20-minute walk to the base. To enter from the top side for incredible views, head to Chão das Pias village. A sign shows the way (best to ask); the site is due east – a 300m walk.

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Nearby Estremadura & Ribatejo attractions

1. Castelo de Porto de Mós

3.25 MILES

The green-towered castle was originally a Moorish stronghold. Conquered definitively in 1148 by Dom Afonso Henriques, it was largely rebuilt in 1450 and…

3. Estrada Romana

4.22 MILES

About 15 minutes northeast of Porto de Mós by car (and signed from near the castle), a section of ancient Roman road has been converted into a walking…

4. Grutas de Mira de Aire

5.67 MILES

Portugal’s largest cave system, 14km southeast of Porto de Mós, is very commercial and old-fashioned, although the caves themselves are impressive. The 45…



This modern, award-winning municipal museum in the centre of town is well worth the visit, taking you through the prehistory and history of the region,…

7. Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitória

7.08 MILES

The extraordinary monastery of Batalha was built to commemorate the 1385 Battle of Aljubarrota (fought just south of here). Most of the monument was…

8. Grutas da Moeda


These underground caves, 2km northwest of Fátima, are part of the surrounding limestone massif. They were discovered in 1971 when two hunters chased a fox…