The Alentejo is Portugal’s biggest region, about the size of Belgium with just 600,000 people. The Alentejo began 2022 with the honor of being one of Condé Nast Traveler’s Best Destinations in the World for 2022. This week, the same magazine declared that the Alentejo was one of the 23 Best Places to Go in 2023. And what a year it has been, for what has become the most celebrated region in Portugal.
Christopher Elliot, travel columnist for several national publications including the Washington Post, USA Today and Forbes has included the Alentejo region as on his 23 Places to Travel to in 2023. This comes a few weeks after the readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine voted Portugal the best country to travel to specifically citing the "charming village of Marvão with its 13th century walls," set in the Alentejo.
And it 's Portugal - again... This time the readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine voted Portugal "the best country to travel to" for 2022.
TIME MAGAZINE: ALENTEJO IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST PLACES 2022
Portugal is a land of legends: Lusas, companion of Bacchus founded it - naming it Lusitania. And the city of Lisbon is named for the hero Ulysses. There are some bits of wrong info that seem to live online, and we, as lovers of all things Portugal, want to help.
When the editors of Condé Nast Traveler voted on the best 'destinations for the world today' they came up with a unique list of just nine places. Only three were in Europe, and one of them was a relative newcomer to the world stage: Portugal’s Alentejo. The Alentejo is the perfect off the beaten path destination that is more than worth the journey. It is like nowhere else.
When served on the plate, no Prato, it is usually accompanied by French fries, rice, a fried egg and salad. Sometimes it can also contain ham, between the steak and the egg.
These are uncertain times, and travel is far from simple. But there are places that are both unique and safe - like Portugal. Portugal is the closest nation in Europe to North America, with easy flights from most North American hubs.
The Portuguese Government yesterday announced that travel to and from the United States is still allowed. The statement by the Ministries of Health, Internal Administration, Foreign Affairs, Defense, Infrastructure and Housing was made on Tuesday in an official dispatch by the Portuguese Government.
George and Amal Clooney loved their vacation at Melides, on the Alentejo coast, so much they are building a home there.