Top things to do in São Brás De Alportel

Top Choice Museum in São Brás De Alportel

Museu do Traje

Encased in azulejos (hand-painted tiles), this beautifully maintained museum occupies a former cork magnate’s mansion, which retains its original kitchen. It displays an ever-changing exhibition of local costumes, o…
Factory in São Brás De Alportel

Nova Cortiça

On these fascinating behind-the-scenes cork factory tours, you'll learn about the tree's life cycle, harvesting and the manufacturing process, from drying to the production of wine and champagne corks. It also showc…
International in São Brás De Alportel

Ysconderijo

In a contemporary dining room with brick arches, timber tables and ivory-coloured chairs, Ysconderijo is popular with international visitors for elegantly presented dishes such as lamb cutlets with roast forest mush…
Roman Site in São Brás De Alportel

Calçadinha de São Brás de Alportel

Constructed during Roman times, this ancient road is thought to have linked Faro (Ossonoba) with Beja (Pax Julia). It was used by mules and shepherds until the 19th century. You can wander along two branches – one i…
Cafe in São Brás De Alportel

Pastelaria O Ervilha

Overlooking the square In the centre of town, this São Brás institution has been around since 1952. Pastries and cakes made on the premises include tarte de alfarroba e amendôas (carob, fig and almond tart) and bolo…
Fair in São Brás De Alportel

Feira da Serra

This down-home country fair sells locally produced cheese and meats, cakes, wine and carob and almond liqueurs; there are also games for the kids and folkloric song and dance performances. It takes place over four d…
Church in São Brás De Alportel

Igreja Matriz

Built in 1587 and renovated several times after the 1755 earthquake, this church has three naves separated by Tuscan columns, 17th-century paintings and 18th-century gilded carvings. Breezy views of the orange grove…
Visitor Centre in São Brás De Alportel

Centro da Calçadinha

This interpretive centre has a small exhibition on Moorish and Roman history in the area, and information on the Calçadinha de São Brás de Alportel, an ancient footpath used since Roman times. It can also provide fr…
Park in São Brás De Alportel

Jardim de Verbena

Below what was once a bishop's palace, this pretty garden has an 18th-century covered water fountain with eight spouts, and is a shady place for a picnic.