Évora, the main city of Portugal’s Alentejo, has been named the European Capital of Culture 2027. As a result, Évora will offer a series of cultural events for the year of 2027. The award is based on a criteria of cultural and artistic content to be presented and the participation of the local population in the project. The  European Capital of Culture is an initiative that focuses on the creative economy at the heart of European cities with EU support for a yearlong celebration of the arts and culture. Read more →


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. Read more →


What's Next: Portugal's Alentejo Has a Banner Year for Travel Awards

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.  Read more →


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. Read more →