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History

The history of Alentejo goes hand in hand with the history of the Iberian Peninsula.

Its name, "Além" + "Tejo" combined as Alentejo, literally translates to "Beyond-the-Tagus" or "Across-the-Tagus".

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Geography

Alentejo is located at the Southern part of Portugal, being its bigger region (near one third of all national territory).

The region is defined by the land bordering the Tagus River, in the North, extending to the South where it borders the Algarve

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Attractions

From the Atlantic coast, with its pristine golden sand beach’s, to the interior plains with its soft rounded hills marking the landscape, the main difficult is to decide what to do in Alentejo, a region with so many distinct places and available attractions.

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Geology

From a geological point of view, Portugal is a diverse and complex Country, with potential in various mineral and non-mineral resources.

Alentejo is occupied by Ossa-Morena Zone, which is an extremely complex and diverse unit that

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Culture

Alentejo cultural heritage is easily noticed all over territory, and can be seen in archaeological sites, castles, churches, ancient mines, museums, and small villages, with its typical buildings reflecting the diversity of cultural influences that marked this region

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