Museum in Serpa

Museu Etnográfico

No traditional rural trade is overlooked in this exquisite exploration of Alentejan life. Occupying the former town market (in use from 1887 to 1986), the museum beautifully presents restored items donated by...

Castle in Serpa

Castelo

Dating from the 14th century, this imposing castle affords long views from the battlements: flat plains, the aqueduct, town walls, rooftops and orange trees, and the slow life of Serpa residents. Inside the...

Museum in Serpa

Museu do Relógio

The Watch Museum houses an amazing collection of watches and clocks – shared with its sister museum in Évora, dating from a 1630 Edward East clock to the museum’s own present-day wristwatch model. Napoleonic...

Cultural Centre in Serpa

Casa do Cante

Tucked down a narrow lane off Praça da República, this small cultural space is dedicated to the rich folksinging traditions that grew up in the countryside around Serpa. Enquire here about upcoming concerts. You...

Landmark in Serpa

Aqueduto

The impressive remains of an 11th-century aqueduct run along the western side of the town walls (follow Rua dos Arcos).

Notable Building in Serpa

TradiSerpa

Cheese lovers should make a pilgrimage to this small factory in the town centre, where if you’re lucky you might see the cheese producers in action. Call ahead to schedule a tour. You can also purchase the famed...

Landmark in Serpa

Wheel Pump

At the southern end of the aqueduct is a huge 17th-century wheel pump (aka noria), once used for pumping water to the nearby Palácio dos Condes de Ficalho.