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The Alentejo region in Portugal is known for it’s many red wines. Less known is Portuguese olive oil. An old Portuguese saying “as thin as the oil from Moura” goes far back into history. Moura - now near the largest reservoir lake in Europe - is still well known for it’s exceptional olive oil.
Portugal has quite a few rural airfields for ultralight aircrafts and remote controlled airplanes (UAV, Drones). Since October 2009 there is a new ultralight airfield near the biggest reservoir lake in Portugal. An impression of the airstrip just outside Campinho village in the southern Alentejo province.
South of the biggest reservoir lake in Portugal – the Alqueva Lake – a deserted old railroad line runs through the Alentejo landscape connecting Beja with Moura. The railroad track is closed since 1989 and has been open since 1902. An impression of an old railroad bridge and railway stations on the 54 Km long railroad track.
It’s a remarkable futuristic building in a quiet corner of southern Portugal near the Spanish border. For the unsuspecting traveler this remarkable building raises eyebrows and keeps one pondering what its all about. Have a look.
Portugal has a huge solar panel field in the southern Alentejo region close to Spanish border. The impressive solar energy farm is operational since 2008 – and quite remarkably, the solars panel are all home-made Portuguese from a nearby factory in Moura.