Castelo de Vide in Alentejo, Portugal.
|Distance from the Quinta||23 Km|
Castelo de Vide is an attractive small spa town which sits raised above the surrounding olive groves at the northern part of the Parque Natural da Serra de São Mamede. It is a very relaxed little town with many characterful places to eat so it is popular but never too busy. If ever it gets busy, as on market day it changes from relaxing to vibrant. It is always a joy to stroll around Castelo de Vide.
This picture shows the old part of the town which was once a typical Portuguese hill-top village with a Castle. To the right you see the church of Santa Maria da Devesa which is a vast in proportion to the size of the village it originally served.
In the lovely old part of the town located in one of the steep narrow lanes adorned with flowers is an ancient synagogue dating from the 13th century.
In Castelo de Vide's Jewish quarter the streets meet at the towns fountain, Fonte da Vila, the oldest font in the area thought to be from the 16th century. The water from the towns many fountains is reputed to have healing powers and is among the best in the country. In the centre of the town in the square stands the very impressive church of Santa Maria da Devesa.
|The church of Santa Maria da Devesa|
Castelo de Vide is a small town with more than twenty places to eat, almost exclusively serving typically Alentejan dishes.
It is worth looking out for Borrego do Nordeste Alentejano, Lamb of North-West Alentejo. Lamb accredited with this label is of guaranteed quality from a demarcated geografic region - indicação geográfica protegida.
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From €140 per person per week.