This section divides Southern Portugal into two colour-coded sightseeing areas, as shown on this map. Find out more about each area on the following pages.
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Experience Southern Portugal
The sun-baked Alentejo occupies nearly one-third of Portugal, between the Tagus and the Algarve. Its capital, Évora, is home to Stone Age relics and a well-preserved Roman temple, as well as the lively Praça do Giraldo. To the southeast, the labyrinthine white towns of Serpa and Mértola interrupt the largely rural terrain while, nearer the Spanish ...