Portel – just passing by


To see I must confess:

Portel is one of the places where I pass several times, always saying to myself – one day I must stop and visit this with time.

​Well… time is so short…



With a very important role in our history, this castle was abandoned and ruined.

In 1910 it was officially declared a national monument, but that didn’t help, and degradation continued.

​Finally, in 1999, it was recovered with traditional techniques.



Though not being amidst the most typical places in Alentejo, this town respects the essential of regional city planning and architecture – small white houses, some with blue details, line the streets descending from the castle.

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