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Baixo Alentejo is a region in southern Portugal.


Map of Baixo Alentejo
  • 1 Alcácer do Sal — a very old town on top of a hill, by the Sado River. The municipality includes the seaside village of Comporta.
  • 2 Alvito — town with castle and palace
  • 3 Beja — sits on a high hill overlooking beautiful and fertile valleys that produce cereals, olive oil, and wine
  • 4 Grândola — a town known for singer Zeca Afonso as "Vila Morena" (tawny town), with a mountain of the same name
  • 5 Odemira — the largest municipality in Portugal by area. It includes the seaside village of Zambujeira do Mar with fine sandy beaches and traditional architecture; it is part of the Nature Park of the Southwest Alentejo
  • 6 Sines — port and castle city where Vasco da Gama was born
  • 7 Santiago do Cacém — it has Roman ruins, a Moorish castle, and a 13th-century church

Other destinations

  • 1 Badoca Safari Park
  • 2 Guadiana Valley Natural Park   — includes the Pulo do Lobo, a where the waters of the Guadiana fall about 20 m through a rocky gorge
  • 3 Natural Reserve of the Lagoons of Santo André and Santa Sancha
  • 4 Sado Estuary Natural Reserve   — a nesting, resting or wintering spot for many of 221 species of birds that have been recorded here



Baixo Alentejo (BIGH-shoo uh-lehn-TAY-zhoo, /ˈbaj.ʃu ɐ.ɫẽ.ˈtɐj.ʒu/)

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