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Pousada de Vila Vicosa - D. Joao IV


 

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AccomID: 131

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Country: Portugal

Type: Pousada

Region: Alentejo

Theme: Paradores of Spain and Pousadas of Portugal

Start City: Vila Vicosa

Distances: Lisbon (190km), Faro (345km), Porto (425km)
Style: Historic Design Pousada w/pool formerly an convent

Season: Jan - Dec


 
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What to eat...

The restaurant of the Restaurant D. Carlos - We recommend the Regional Gastronomy Experiment, always combined with the excellent regional wines (Borba, Estremoz, Redondo, Reguengos and Évora). At Saturday dinners you may enjoy the great Buffet. During summer, the Friday nights are wonderful in the restaurants esplanade, where you can have the Traditional Barbecue. The deserts of Alentejo also are fabulous..

Specialty Restaurant Menu
* Clam chowder
* Dogfish in a marinade with garlic and coriander
* Roast leg of pork with white beans
* Regional sweets


Activities:

* Snooker and family games
* Hot air ballooning
* Country walks
* Tours to cellers in Estremoz


Fairs and Markets

* NOSSA SENHORA DA BOA NOVA FESTIVAL - In Alandroal on Abril
It is a religious and regional festival related to Senhora da Boa Nova, with the great scenario of the mediavel village of Terna and one of the rare church-fortress of Portugal
* TASQUINHAS FAIR - Vila Viçosa on the end of May.
* CAPUCHOS FESTIVAL - Vila Viçosa on the 2nd weekend of September
* SANTOS FAIR - In the village of Borba, on November
It is a traditional fair of autumn.
* Nª SRA. CONCEIÇÃO FESTIVAL - Vila Viçosa on the 8th of December
It is a religious festival related to Nª Sra. da Conceição, the patron of Portugal.


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