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MONFORTE

A poet’s cradle

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Monforte is situated in the left riverbank of Ribeira Grande. It was conquered to the Moors in 1139 by D. Afonso Henriques. In 1257, D. Afonso II gave it its first “foral” (Royal document). Monforte offers its visitors a quite interesting historical and landscape itinerary. The municipality celebrates its holiday on Monday after Easter. Birthplace of António Sardinha, a poet and a political thinker, this picturesque town of Alentejo region, located north from Estremoz, has an important archaeological vestige in its surroundings: Torre de Palma Roman ruins. Thermal stations, barns and the remains of an Early Christian basilica can still be seen.

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