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VENDAS NOVAS

Land of orange plantations

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3 centuries-old Vendas Novas council has two civil parishes. Its soils are fertile with excellent orange and tangerine plantations, setting the transition between Alentejo and Estremadura regions. It became a council in 1962 and a city in 1993. Economically, food and cork industries are the most important ones. Tradition has it that Vendas Novas was created from two board houses built in this place. Later, in 1861, the railway network fuelled its economical development. The construction of the Royal Palace was a major work, under the ruling period of D. João V. This building was used for many purposes throughout the centuries, housing nowadays Artillery Practical School. 19th century Vidigal Palace and Chapel, along with Santo António do Outeiro church are also worth visiting.

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