The Four Corners of Alentejo

Alentejo is a beautiful part of the world and Portugal in particular. It is famous for many things, including its stunning natural beauty, its history, and of course, its beaches. Here are four snapshots for today.  In the Northeast — Evora — one of our capital cities and one of our eldest cities, complete with ancient castle and university , quaint cobbled streets and one of the best cake shops ever!

In the Southeast — the mountains where Alentejo meets the Algarve:

In the Southwest — the sea and the glorious beaches around Brejão:

In the Northwest — the town of Vila Nova Milfontes sitting on the banks of the River Mira where it joins the sea — and where we are lucky enough to live.