Alentejo

Alentejo

“Beyond the Tagus” is the free translation of Alentejo (Portuguese além do Tejo) and this region has an area of 26 thousand sq km, which (apart from the water surface) is as large as for example the Netherlands.

Alentejo is no official area name, but the geographic name for the region, which consists of the parts: Baixo (adjacent to the Algarve) – Litoral (Portugal littoral) – Central (where Beja is the center) and where the campsite is located which is Alto Alentejo and among other places also Evora, Elvas, Castelo de Vide with Marvao below to this part of Portugal.

In general, the landscape of the Alentejo is quite wavy, characterized by the many olive trees and fertile lands where cereals are grown and livestock is kept on.

The Alto Alentejo marked by a rocky structure with height differences between the 200 and 1,000 meters the highest point the Pico São Mamede with 1,025 meters.

Camping Beira-Marvao Alentejo is 400 meters above sea level. All Alentejo has a population of only 700,000 people, making it one of the most sparsely populated areas of southern Europe.

Besides some larger cities such as Évora, Portalegre and Beja characterizes the environment is mentioned by many nice small villages, often the white villages and especially by the large number of castles that are still the pride of former times from managed to shine.

The unique built and preserved Castle of Marvao and the castle of Castelo de Vide with around huge vast defensive walls, which now also is a national heritage and a very thorough restoration will undergo, at the top of an impressive row of well-preserved castles in many places Alto Alentejo, such as Estremoz, Monte Alvão closer to the camp, Campo Maior, Elvas, Évora, Portalegre, Alter do Chao can be visited.

This last town to Portugal also the center for the equestrian. There are several large farms, there is on the National Stud, Coudelaria Nacional, the onliest cradle of the Lusitano, the pure race horse. This ancient royal stud farm was founded in 1748 and was intended to obtain the pure breed of horses for the Royal Riding School of the Portuguese King Dom João V.

The stud is also a museum that can be visited, there may be (of course by appointment) rides be made by carriage. By appointment horse can be ridden. The stables can be visited and what could be better than to see the horses graze with their foals in the pastures. The tours guided by a guide are from Tuesday / Sunday at 11 and 15 hours.

Around places Borba and Estremoz are still some marble quarries in operation, here are pink, black, white and gray marker found. Note the streets and even window frames and door frames in these places, the marble is what you see there. Do you have any idea of purchasing a real fireplace in marble, you even inquire about pricing, please be surprised, if desired, we think with you about an affordable transportation.

The most compelling piece of nature in Alentejo is the National Park Serra de São Mamede, which also Camping Beira-Marvao Alentejo is. On this website, you naturally see a separate page about this park where we could start our paradise like camping.

At the same time the site is located within the International Natural Park The Tagus and thus for our guests a unique nature arise that virtually all facets of the southern conditions for fauna and flora.

The area surrounding the campsite is characterized by a wealth of fauna and flora. Besides the eucalyptus are the cork oak, holm oaks, chestnut trees and olive groves that define the face.

The holding of large and small animals are broadly but carried a small scale, such as keeping the cows, sheep and goats.

Other than the beautiful Douro region is in the vicinity of the campsite have practiced wine, not to far away, the pretty honest wine that you can taste at the campsite is from a top quality.

Something further comes the delicious fresh white wine from Alentejo and which course you can drink at the campsite.