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MOURÃO

Land of wine and water

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Situated in the left margin of Guadiana river, Mourão is essentially an agricultural council. Despite not having a very diversified production, local wines deserve our attention, mainly white and red wines of Granja cooperative winegrowers association. The filling of Alqueva reservoir has deeply changed the face of this council, leading to the vanishing of the only major industry of the region (a paper factory situated by the river), a village (Luz village that has to be rebuilt in an upper level) and a Roman castle (Lousa castle), neighbour of Guadiana river. In terms of council’s heritage, Mourão Medieval castle is worth mentioning, an important sentinel of Guadiana left riverbank that protected the access to Monsaraz fortified town, situated in the west side, on the opposite riverbank.

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