Castelo de Vide

They commonly call it the Sinta do Alentejo because of the nature that surrounds it, the waters that spring from it and the good fresh air, recognizing some similarities with Sintra. The construction of his castle was started by D. Afonso Sanches in 1279 and finished in 1327 by his brother D. Dinis after his death. From this medieval building you can visit the Torre de Menagem, from where it is possible to have an excellent view over the village, the urban walled fence and the Porta da Vila. Be sure to visit the Igreja Matriz de Nª. Mr. da Devesa, whose temple originated in the 13th-14th century although it underwent changes in the 16th century, was subsequently demolished by the Bishop of Portalegre in 1749 while in 1789 construction work began in the Baroque style ending 84 years later in a neoclassical period. It is in Castelo de Vide where one of the most known natural mineral waters in the country, Vitalis water, is bottled. It is from the source of the mealhada that the water comes from the same spring. Another place to visit is the Fonte da Vila, a Renaissance work with an extremely elegant marble structure from which 5 streets depart, which was fundamental in the urban planning of the ancient Jewry. Also visit the Synagogue and its museological center, memory of the Jewish heart. The village is very busy, has about 2300 inhabitants, a lot of local shops, good restaurants and its municipality is very dynamic in the creation of important events that give it life. Once outside the village, you can go up to the Ermida da Senhora da Penha on foot or by car, to have access to a view over the village of Castelo de Vide and the magnificent landscape between North and East.

Outside the village, explore the Megalithism present in this region. The Meada menhir, considered the longest in the Iberian Peninsula, is about 7.15m in total length and 1.25m in maximum diameter, rises about 6m in the ground. It is one of the most imposing megalithic examples in the region. You can also visit the GR41 footpath (great route from Castelo de Vide - 61km) to the Megalithic Necropolis of Coureleiros or Megalithic Park of Coureleiros, the Tapir of Melriça or the Tapir of Sobral and Tapir of Pai Anes between Castelo de Vide and the dam da Póvoa e Meadas, phenomenal examples of funerary architecture. Through the PR2 CVD pedestrian path (Torrinha route - about 12.8 km), set out to discover Antas do Pincho and Pombais.