Suggestions in this region 7 Regions ALENTEJO BAIXO ALENTEJO OURIQUE


Feast and archaeology

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Ourique is council’s headquarters, covering six civil parishes. This 245m high council is located in the north area of Caldeirão mountain range and in the right margin of Sado river. There are numerous Pre-Historic vestiges and monuments testifying the settlement of several people. The first documental references to Ourique date back to the 12th century, during the Christian Conquer period, due to a battle against the Moors, which is actually more fictional than real. Monte da Rocha dam, located north from the town, forms a pleasant reservoir. A sought-after procession to Senhora da Cla church takes place on September 7th and 8th, situated 10km south from Ourique town. It is also a highly valuable archaeological site.


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