Portalegre The Essential
This ancient strategic place, close to the border, was endowed by King Dinis I in 1290, with a fortified castle, of which only ruins remain. Famous in the 16C thanks to its tapestries, Portalegre prospered in the late 17C when the silk industry took shape there. The town is thus comprised of Baroque residences which give the town its current appearance. Portalegre is the starting point for a trip to the Serra de São Mamede.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Portalegre
Palácio Amarelo
Palácio Amarelo
The facade of the yellow palace, sadly
15 minutes
The facade of the 18C cathedral stands
15 minutes
Casa-Museu José Régio
Casa-Museu José Régio
The collection of regional, religious
30 minutes
Main museum
Main museum
This museum is set up in the old
60 minutes
Rua 19 de Junho
Rua 19 de Junho
This street is flanked by 17C and 18C
15 minutes