Tourists Enchanted by the Alentejo

Visitor contentment in Portugal's picturesque Alentejo region has reached unprecedented levels, with a remarkable 97.7 per cent proclaiming their satisfaction and over half (53.5 per cent) reporting 'extreme satisfaction' during their visit.
A survey revealed that leisure was the main reason for their visit to the Alentejo, which covers a third of mainland and is the country's largest province.
With its colourful landscape, wide open roads and dazzling whitewashed villages, the great expanse of the Alentejo is considered one of the most picturesque parts of Portugal. At the heart of the region, the walled city of 6vora is a very good base from which to explore the many outlying towns. Standing proud as the Alentejo's largest city, it boasts a roman temple and an impressive Gothic cathedral.
Elvas, recently classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the country's largest fortified town and boasts a striking 7-kilometre-long aqueduct on the edge of town.