CULTURAL HERITAGE OF ALENTEJO
ESTREMOZ - BORBA - VILA VIÇOSA - ALANDROAL
SHADES OF MARBLE ROUTE
1/2 DAY PROGRAMME
VILA VIÇOSA | BORBA
Let us enter the world of white gold in Alentejo. The lands of Vila Viçosa and Borba: we start with two stone quarries integrated into the National Reserve of Rosa Portugal, where marble has been harvested for over 50 and at a depth of 110 meters. From extraction we move on to transformation: we tour one of the plants at the anticline, follow the path of large marble blocks and see them become small stones on the sidewalk. We close the marble circle with the carious uses it has for heritage.
1 DAY PROGRAMMES
VILA VIÇOSA | ESTREMOZ
The day kicks off with an always challenging descent to a stone quarry, followed by the requisite tour of the plant, a magical place where marble comes in in huge blocks and, after careful transformation, leaves in all shapes and sizes.
You’re invited to a day of strong emotion. Tour a stone quarry, watch the marble transformation process and gaze upon one of the most fascinating landscapes in Alentejo...
2 DAYS PROGRAMME
ESTREMOZ | BORBA | VILA VIÇOSA
Enjoy two unforgettable days in Alentejo. With a route carefully selected to surprise you, you’ll visit a wide range of places.
VILA VIÇOSA | BORBA | ALANDROAL
Under the pretext of fresco painting, enjoy a day amidst popular chapels, the silence of ancient convents sponsored by the Duques de Bragança and a majestic entrenched Sanctuary.
1 DAY PROGRAMME
Visit some of the ancient posts, places where the smugglers crossed the border, unexpected landscapes involving smuggling and its protagonists.