Anyone who stays for some time in the Alentejo region in Portugal will notice the exceptional large selection of regional Alentejo wines in Portuguese supermarkets. The large selection is no surprise after having tasted Portuguese Alentejo wines, the taste is remarkable and makes a lasting impression. Here's a bit about the Alentejo wine market with a personal favorite.
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Hotels and pension in and around Beja - Alentejo - Portugal
Beja has quite a few hotels and pensions - below are the ones with websites. Also around Beja there's accommodation for those appreciating the serenity of Beja's golden plain.
Build during the rule of Oliveira Salazar, the Cabril Reservoir finished in 1954, forms a 55 Km long man-made lake. Located in the centre of Portugal on the IC8 highway it’s an easy get-away for those looking for a quiet place.
Baiona is a seaside town in the north of Spain close to Portugal. It’s history is impressive due to it’s strategic secluded bay. Although conquered by many, here’s a bit of striking history with one 1 very recent event.
A must see for every-one visiting Santiago de Compostela, the local market - Mercado de Abastos - at Praza de Abastos. This bustling market breathes local culture and customs. Same as for the starting point of the famous pilgrims trail - the GR65 - Santiago de Compostela has a remarkable local cheese as well - Titty Cheese!
The northern coastline of Spain has a wealth of secluded beaches. With the 660 Km A8 / E70 coastal highway almost finished up to La Coruna in Galicia, almost the entire coastline comes within a day’s drive from France. And most provinces along the highway seem to have been preparing for that.
A remarkable building photographed by many on the main boulevard in St Jean de Luz in the Basque region of France. Yet, there's no trace of it on the Internet other than non-descriptive pictures on Google Earth. Have a look - who knows it's history?