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Torre do Castelo
Torre do Castelo de Estremoz
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Igreja da Sr.ª da Conceição
Castelo de Estremoz
Vista do Castelo de Estremoz
Estátua da Rainha St.ª Isabel
Castelo de Estremoz

ESTREMOZ

Fascinating city

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Situated at a hill, 50 km away from the Spanish border, Estremoz is council’s headquarters, including 13 civil parishes. It is located at the so-called “marble zone”. The city is protected by Ossa mountain range and surrounded by walls and bastions, along with a Medieval keep. It has two perfectly separate zones: the old town near the castle and the modern town, stretching through a plain area, organized in wide streets, avenues and squares. Decisive events took place here during Restoration of Portugal’s Independence. In 1926, Estremoz became a city, famous for its beautiful marble used in architecture and handicraft, mostly figurative clay pieces. The clear marble keep, where D. Dinis and Queen Santa Isabel used to live, is nowadays a historical Pousada. You should visit one of the several marble quarries of the region.

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