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Estremoz

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Estremoz is a municipality in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 14,318, in an area of 513.80 km². The city Estremoz itself had a population of 7,682 in 2001. It is located in the Alentejo region.HistoryThe region around Estremoz has been inhabited since pre-historic times. There are also vestiges of Roman, Visigoth and Muslim occupation.During the Reconquista, Estremoz was captured in the 12th century by the army of knight Geraldo Sem Pavor (Gerald the Fearless), who had also conquered neighbouring Évora. However, Estremoz was soon retaken by the Moors and only in the mid-13th century was it reconquered by the Portuguese King Sancho II.An important strategic site between the Kingdoms of Portugal and Castile, Estremoz received a charter (fuero) in 1258 from Afonso III after the Moors were driven out a second time, which promoted Christian colonization in the area. King Dinis rebuilt the castle as a royal palace, further promoting the area. His widow, Dowager Queen Elizabeth of Portugal, died in Estremoz castle on July 4, 1336, shortly after mediating a peace treaty between her son Alfonso IV of Portugal and grandson Alfonso XI of Castile. Her grandson Pedro I of Portugal died in the Franciscan monastery at Estremoz in 1367. During the 1383–1385 Crisis, Nuno Álvares Pereira established his headquarters in Estremoz, then defeated the Castilian forces at the Battle of Atoleiros.
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Castle
Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel
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Duration: 2 hours
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Winery / Vineyard
Tiago Cabaco Wines
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Joao Portugal Ramos Wines
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Pacos medievais do Concelho (Estremoz)
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Architectural Building
Paco Ducal Vila Vicosa
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Forte de Nossa Senhora da Graca Elvas
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Castle
Castelo de Marvao Marvao
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Winery / Vineyard
Adega Mayor Campo Maior
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Hidden gems in Estremoz

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Winery / Vineyard
Herdade Das Servas
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Science Museum
Centro Ciencia Viva de Estremoz
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Church
Mother Church of Sta Maria
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Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Professor Joaquim Vermelho Municipal Museum
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Estremoz

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Castle
Castelo de Veiros
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Duration: 2 hours
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Igreja de Sao Salvador de Veiros
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Capela do Santo Cristo
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Duration: 2 hours

Wineries in Estremoz

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Winery / Vineyard
Quinta Dona Maria
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Estremoz

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Specialty Museum
Museu Rural da Casa do Povo de Santa Maria de Estremoz
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