CULTURAL HERITAGE OF ALENTEJO
First Cultural Touring Route in our country, the Fresco Route joins 15 municipalities in Alentejo: Alvito, Cuba, Vidigueira, Viana do Alentejo, Portel, Évora, Borba, Vila Viçosa, Alandroal, Serpa, Moura, Beja, Castro Verde, Aljustrel and Montemor-o-Novo.
The Fresco Route invites you to discover Alentejo’s hidden treasure – fresco mural paintings – kept, for many concrete reasons directly connected to the development of this territory – in most churches and chapels in the area. The Fresco Route is a unique opportunity to cross these usually-closed gates and behold sometimes pristine 500-year-old paintings in all-but-forgotten monuments.
These tours can last from 1/2 day to 4 days and are available all year round. You can also take a seasonal Fresco Painting Workshop, as well as a workshop on whitewashing.
All tours are accompanied by a Heritage interpreter with special training in Alentejo’s mural painting and culture.