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A window into the past: the best historical sights in Alentejo

From crumbling castles to preserved palaces, this region offers an extraordinary insight into Portugal's rich past.

A taste of Portugal: the best food and drink in the Alentejo

Find out what not to miss on a food tour of this oft-overlooked Portuguese region
Alex Robinson is an award-winning travel writer and photographer who writes extensively about Portugal, Latin America and South East Asia in the UK and international press. He has been published by the Sunday Times, Telegraph, New York Times, National Geographic, Wanderlust, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, the Independent on Sunday, Condé Nast Traveller, the Financial Times, Marie Claire and Departures magazine among others.

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Portugal’s dolmen churches

The dolmen churches of Alentejo are a perfect example of the Catholic church’s ability to assimilate other faiths into its own.

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The great philosophers – Averrões and Ibn Arabi

Alex Robinson introduces two of the medieval world’s greatest philosophers: Averrões and Ali Ibn Arabi.

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Vasco da Gama and the first trading ports

Vasco da Gama achieved what Columbus had failed to achieve – the establishment of a maritime passage to the Indian Ocean.

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