1. Despite the apparent peacefulness (the shepherding is the main activitiy), Castro Verde is strongly linked to the bloody past of Portugal. The battle of Ourique had its backdrop only a mile away from the town. At the Royal Basilica, one can enjoy a remarkable set of panels exalting the famous Battle.
2. With a flat landscape and sparse vegetation, Castro Verde is the heart of this whole vast area of the Lower Alentejo known as Campo Branco. For those who enjoy wide open spaces and bird watching (3.), paradise is here.
4. Countless shrines, chapels and other small temples are witnesses of the cult that the sacred has in the region
5. October’s Fair celebrated since 1620, is considered one of the most important fairs in the South of Portugal.
6. The Gastronomy follows the simple rules of Alentejo cuisine: unique flavors that express the people’s know-how. Don’t miss the queijadas of cottage cheese.