Portugal,Alentejo. White marble quarry near Estremos. The marble produced here is among the best in the world and much of it is exported to Italy. As well as being used for local buildings,the marble chips can be heated in an earth oven to produce whitewash after water has been added,hence the traditional white-coloured buildings across the region.
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- Portugal,Alentejo,Elvas. A 6 km long aqueduct supplies the city of Elvas with pure water; it was begun early in the 15th century and completed in 1622. For some distance it includes 4 tiers of superimposed arches,with a total height of 40 m. Elvas lies on a hill 8 km northwest of the river Guadiana. It is defended by seven bastions and the two forts of Santa Luzia and Nossa Senhora da Graça.
- Portugal, Alentejo, Monsaraz.Bullfighting in the hilltop village of Monsaraz, Alentejo.Monsaraz has been inhabited since prehistoric times as the Celts, Romans, Visigoths and Moors each took full advantage of the hill's defensive potential.
- Portugal, Alentejo, Monsaraz.The town came to prominence when it was captured from the Moors in 1167.Monsaraz has been inhabited since prehistoric times as the Celts, Romans, Visigoths and Moors each took full advantage of the hill's defensive potential.
- Portugal, Alentejo, Monsaraz.The Menhir of Outeiro, found northwest of Monsaraz, is six metres high and is the largest in Portugal.It is typical of its type, being phallic in shape with inscriptions at the top.
- Portugal,Alentejo,Sao Pedro do Corva. Ceramic production.
- Portugal,Alentejo,Moura. View across the rooftops. The Arab influence is still visible at this peaceful town,surrounded by oaks and olive trees,particularly in the narrow streets and low whitewashed houses,with their pepperpot chimneys,of the Moorish quarter.
- Portugal,Alentejo,Cromlech of Almendres. The Almendres Cromlech megalithic complex near Guadalupe,Evora is one of the earliest public monuments. It is the largest existing group of structured menhirs in the Iberian Peninsula,and one of the largest in Europe.
- Portugal,Alentejo,Evora. Praca do Giraldo,the main plaza in the centre of Evora. Evora is included in UNESCO's World Heritage list.
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