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Beja in Alentejo is home to about 35,000 people.
Lisbon, the national capital, is located 85 miles (137 kilometers) northwest of Beja, while Vilamoura is 65 miles (105 kilometers) to the south.
Scattered throughout the area are several impressive castles. Admire the strong outer defenses and walk into the spaces that once symbolized the ruler’s power at the Moura Castle, the Serpa Castle and the Beja Castle.
Beja offers several interesting public places; among the nicest are are Praca da Republica and Praca da Republica. Take a few photos and spend a while people watching before exploring the surrounding architecture.
Find a little peace in Jardim Doutor Santiago, one of the places where you can spend time outdoors. It is a peaceful place where visitors of all ages congregate to enjoy the fresh air and greenery.
It’s impossible to know what makes a place tick until you know its past; luckily Beja has preserved the Ruinas Romanas de Sao Cucufate, one of its most important historic places. It’s well worth visiting this site and other local heritage buildings to get an understanding of the events that shaped this city.
If you’ve still got time to spare after checking out all the star attractions in Beja, be sure to head over to the Serpa Aqueduct.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Vila Nova de Milfontes hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Beach of Franquia and Vila Nova de Milfontes Beach. Furnas Beach and Almograve Beach are also within 9 miles (15 km).
Located in Vila Nova de Milfontes, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Beach of Franquia and Vila Nova de Milfontes Beach. Furnas Beach and Almograve Beach are also within 9 miles (15 km).
Located in the heart of Mertola, this hotel is steps away from Church of the Assumption of Mary and Castle of Mertola. Museum of Mertola is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) away.
Situated in Mertola, this country house is within 2 miles (3 km) of Church of the Assumption of Mary, Castle of Mertola and Museum of Mertola. Alcoutim Castle and Hermitage of the Immaculate Conception are also within 25 miles (40 km).
Located in a rural location, this family-friendly hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Church of the Assumption of Mary, Museum of Mertola and Castle of Mertola. Pulo do Lobo and Praca da Republica are also within 25 miles (40 km).
Located in the heart of Mertola, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Church of the Assumption of Mary, Museum of Mertola and Castle of Mertola. Alcoutim Castle and Hermitage of the Immaculate Conception are also within 25 miles (40 km).
Situated in Odemira, this farm stay is within 25 miles (40 km) of Monchique Thermal Springs, Mina Park and Krazy World Zoo. Zoomarine and Quinta Do Frances Winery are also within 32 miles (52 km).
Located in Pias, this hotel is within 12 miles (20 km) of Moura Castle, Museum of Sacred Arts and Jardim Doutor Santiago. Serpa Aqueduct and Serpa Castle are also within 12 miles (20 km).