Suggestions in this region 7 Regions ALENTEJO NORTH ALENTEJO SOUSEL


The town of olive trees

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Sousel town, situated in the left riverbank of Sousel river stream, in the middle of beautiful olive trees, is council’s headquarters. It includes four civil parishes. This town was already mentioned in Estremoz “foral” (Royal document) in 1285. It was donated in 1408 to D. Nuno Álvares Pereira and some years later it became property of Bragança House. The main economical activities of this council are agriculture and cattle breeding. It is known for cheese production and olive growing. Sousel has considerably beautiful landscapes and its monuments are also interesting. The main examples are Sousel main church and Nossa Senhora da Orada church, both of them presenting magnificent Estremoz marble works, as well as manor house Solar dos Teles de Matos with forged iron windows and armillary spheres.


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