World Heritage In Alentejo (2023)

Do you want to visit the World Heritage in Alentejo? Search no further, as I’ve rounded up a complete list of the World Heritage in Alentejo. From Évora to Elvas, get ready to discover amazing, beautiful, and jaw-dropping sites!

The Alentejo Region or Alentejo (in Portuguese, Região do Alentejo or Alentejo) is a region located in the center-south of Portugal and its capital is the city of Évora. In addition, it’s the fourth most populous region in the country and the largest, encompassing the Beja and Évora districts, and part of the Santarém and Setúbal districts!

So, do you want to know more about the World Heritage In Alentejo (2023)? Keep reading!

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World Heritage in Alentejo
World Heritage in Alentejo

World Heritage in Portugal

These are the 17 sites currently listed as World Heritage in Portugal:

  1. Alto Douro Wine Region (North Region)
  2. Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores (Autonomous Region of the Azores)
  3. Convent of Christ in Tomar (Central Region)
  4. Cultural Landscape of SintraChalet of the Countess of Edla, Convent of the Capuchos, Moorish Castle, National Palace of Pena, National Palace of Sintra, Palace of Monserrate, Quinta da Regaleira, Villa Sassetti (Lisbon Metropolitan Area)
  5. Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications (Alentejo Region)
  6. Historic Centre of Évora (Alentejo Region)
  7. Historic Centre of Guimarães (North Region)
  8. Historic Centre of Oporto, Luiz I Bridge and Monastery of Serra do Pilar (North Region)
  9. Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture (Autonomous Region of the Azores)
  10. Laurisilva of Madeira (Autonomous Region of Madeira)
  11. Monastery of Alcobaça (Central Region)
  12. Monastery of Batalha (Central Region)
  13. Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon (Lisbon Metropolitan Area)
  14. Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley (North Region)
  15. Royal Building of Mafra – Palace, Basilica, Convent, Cerco Garden and Hunting Park (Tapada) (Lisbon Metropolitan Area)
  16. Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga (North Region)
  17. University of Coimbra – Alta and Sofia (Central Region)

As you can see, these seventeen sites listed as World Heritage in Portugal are distributed as follows:

World Heritage in Alentejo

1. Historic Centre of Évora (1986)

The Historic Centre of Évora (or Historic Center of Évora) was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1986, the second year in which the country had nominations approved. Of the two sites listed as World Heritage in Alentejo, this is the only one situated in the Évora municipality and district.

The best things to do in Évora include:

  • Aqueduto da Água de Prata
  • Capela dos Ossos de Évora
  • Cromeleque dos Almendres
  • Igreja de São Francisco
  • Museu Nacional Frei Manuel do Cenáculo
  • Palácio de D. Manuel I
  • Palácio Duques de Cadaval
  • Praça do Giraldo
  • Sé Catedral de Évora
  • Templo Romano de Évora (Templo de Diana)

2. Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications (2012)

The Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications were inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2012, the tenth year in which the country had nominations approved. Of the two sites listed as World Heritage in Alentejo, this is the only one situated in the Elvas municipality and Portalegre district.

The best things to do in Elvas include:

  • Aqueduto da Amoreira
  • Arco da Senhora da Encarnação
  • Arco de Santa Clara
  • Castelo de Elvas
  • Convento de Santa Clara
  • Convento de São Domingos
  • Fábrica-Museu da Ameixa
  • Fortaleza de Elvas
  • Forte da Graça
  • Forte de Santa Luzia
  • Fortim de São Domingos
  • Fortim de São Mamede
  • Fortim de São Pedro
  • Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Assunção
  • Museu de Arqueologia e Etnografia
  • Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas
  • Museu Militar de Elvas
  • Museu Municipal de Fotografia João Carpinteiro
  • Praça da República
  • Portas de São Vicente

Map of the World Heritage in Alentejo

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