Day: August 24, 2021

The tiny town of Évora Monte is just one of the unexpected treasures of Portugal’s Alentejo

It had been a while. Twenty years, maybe more? I have a vague recollection of  Évora Monte (or Évoramonte, both are correct). It is the village you cannot miss — set on a very high hill, seen from miles away, and unmistakable. Its odd castle, looking much like a wedding cake — soaring high above the cork forests of the Alentejo.  It is a rare walled town, with a rare palace/castle.

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