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Discover the Alentejo Soul

Our Culture & History

More than a living museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site or a University City, Évora represents a way of life. With the region’s rich history comes a strong feeling of preservation of Culture and Habits. There’s plenty for you to do, from time-travelling to visit pre-historic Menhirs, old Churches, and ancient Roman Temples, trying astronomical and nature observations or going for a sports and adventure odyssey.

Feeling hungry? Don´t worry. Locals know that feeling very well and have been working on it for ages. It has always been very easy to gather fresh and local ingredients from these lands and mix them with wise Alentejo hands. Food and Wine are the two favourite conversation subjects in Alentejo. 

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What to do

Alqueva

Alqueva

45 minutes (58km) away from Heaven Inn, you can visit Alqueva, a cosy civil parish in the municipality of Portel. The most known attraction is the Alqueva Dam.

Arraiolos

Arraiolos is 24 minutes (22km) away from Heaven Inn. The town is famous for its castle and its embroidered wool rugs and carpets.

Estremoz

Estremoz

The region around Estremoz has vestiges of Roman, Visigoth and Muslim occupation. Nowadays it's known by the clay dolls "Bonecos de Estremoz", a UNESCO Immaterial Cultural Patrimony. It's around 40 minutes (46km) away from Heaven Inn Hostel.

Monsaraz

Monsaraz

50 minutes (53km) away from Heaven Inn, Monsaraz is a beautiful civil parish located on the right margin of the Guadiana River, near its border with Spain.

Évora Monte

Évora Monte

Located 30 minutes (30km) away from Évora, halfway to Estremoz, Évora Monte is a small medieval village situated on top of the Serra d'Ossa.

Cromeleque dos Almendres

Cromeleque dos Almendres

Cromeleque dos Almendres is a megalithic complex (commonly known as the Almendres Cromlech), located near the village of Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe, 30 minutes (19km) away from Heaven Inn Hostel. © AndreGoncalves (photo)