Alentejo is a region in Central Portugal covering a vast area, almost a third of the country. It is separated from the rest of Portugal by the River Tagus and extends south to the northern mountain ranges of the Algarve. The name derives from "Além-Tejo", meaning "Beyond the Tagus" or "Across the Tagus".
The sparsely populated plains of Alentejo are primarily agricultural, dominated by huge cork and olive plantations. However it also offers many unexpected gems – from impressive castles and remote walled towns to Roman ruins and golden Atlantic beaches. The charming city of Évora is one such surprise, and its Roman temple, medieval walls and cathedral are well established on the tourist trail.
There are two parts to the region, Alto Alentejo (Upper Alentejo) and Baixo Alentejo (Lower Alentejo). The upper region offers much to enjoy including the hilltop villages of Monsarez and Marvão, the impressive fortifications of Elvas, and the marble towns of Estremoz and Vila Visçosa where even the doorstops, pavements and cobble stones are made of fine stone from the local quarries. South of Évora, you will find the open rolling plains of Baixo Alentejo, where the highlight is the long Atlantic coastline.
This is considered one of hottest regions in Portugal, with a climate that is typically very dry for a large part of the year with summer temperatures reaching up to 40 degrees Celsius.
Property for sale and rent in Alentejo
At Lucas Fox Portugal we pride ourselves on offering quality property for sale and rent in Portugal, a professional approach to real estate, and an exceptional level of service.
If we don't have exactly what you are looking for you can rest assured that, whatever your needs, we can help you to find your ideal property in Portugal.
From our Lisbon office we offer apartments, villas, houses, country houses and building plots for sale throughout Portugal.
Our Portuguese properties for sale are available in the following areas: Alentejo, the Algarve, the Blue Coast, Cascais & Estoril, Lisbon City and Sintra & the Silver Coast.
We are also specialists in assisting owners to sell their Portugal properties to local and international clients. Lucas Fox offers a wide range of property and real estate for sale in Portugal.
In the charming capital of Lisbon we sell city apartments and penthouses. We have property for sale in the coastal areas of Cascais & Estoril, the Algarve and the Silver Coast, from flats and townhouses for sale in new developments to luxury villas and houses to buy, many near to golf courses. In the countryside areas of Sintra and Alentejo we offer golf properties, country houses and estates for sale.
Portugal is one of the most desirable locations to buy property in Europe either as a second home, rental investment or for relocation and permanent living. Portugal real estate remains an excellent long term property investment.
Please contact us to find out more about Portuguese properties to buy, sell or rent.
Location map of Alentejo