Visiting Ferreira do Alentejo
In the last 50 years I passed frequently by Ferreira, never entering the city, often saying to myself “one day I need to stop and have a look”.
It happened this year, when, once again going south, Ferreira became the most conveniente place to have lunch.
It was a good lunch, in a wide, clean and looking well organized small city.
OK. It’s a good place to stop!
In a short visit, Ferreira seemed to me a well maintained city, with the characteristics of Alentejo present everywhere, but in a discreet way, evidencing that it is not a tourist top destination.
Maybe a good place to live, more than to visit.
In the centre of town a small odd construction called our attention.
It was closed, and only back home I read about it.
It is a religious chapel, announced as unique in its conception and it is now the symbol of the city.
Casarão – Good lunch
Lunch was the purpose of our stop in Ferreira, with the constraints of a baby in the group.
It happened that we were the only customers in a wide and nice restaurante, becoming the center of the owner’s attentions.
He explained us that we were the last family to be served there, because the restaurant will be reserved for groups in the future.
However, he explained us that he was opening a new space for isolated clientes in the park, a few meters away.
The food matched the sympathy of the owners, and we had delicious typical food from Alentejo, served with gentleness and the professionalism of someone betting in quality. PS: A surprise – Maybe because we were the only customers, we didn’t notice the usual slowness of Alentejo Note – We went there again, but the restaurant was closed. the owners now explore the bar in the garden and we went there. The same sympathy, but not the same kitchen: light meals and… that’s all. A pity…