Alentejo A DESTINATION OF CONTRASTS
This is the largest region of Portugal, but it's not the size that gives it its strength. It's the people, it's the History, the heritage, the gastronomy and wines, the smells and landscapes. Alentejo means Beyond the Tejo, beyond the river that marks the “frontier”, it's Portalegre, Beja, Évora, mainland and atlantic, hinterland and coast. Alentejo is Alqueva, the largest artificial lake of Europe, it's UNESCO World Heritage (Évora and Elvas), it's one of the best coastlines of the world. It's cork, wine, olive oil, Arraiolos carpets, the Temple of Diana, Serra D’Ossa. It's the warmth of its people, the heat of the sun that seems to glow more fiercely here.