Photos and Description of this Alcoutim holiday house
2 bedrooms upstairs, seating five people, terrace overlooking the river
Typical house in the historic center of the village on the edge of the Guadiana River on the border with Spanish village, two entrances and terrace overlooking the river. Kitchen and two rooms on the ground floor, 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom upstairs. 50 m from the Castle, 200m from River Beach Blue Flag and Nautical Center (with gym and practice conditions for canoeing and sailing) 30 km from the extensive Atlantic Beaches front with access from the IC 27 highway, 30 km from Mértola village, away from the tourist centers of the coast of Alg.'s area has museums, important archaeological sites of production remains, hiking, bird watching, observing plants and insects, 13 tourist game reserves, rich regional food and and sale of crafts. 100m from the health center, 50 m from pharmacy, tourist office, library, video, internet space and wirless zone, ATM / banks, restaurants, shopping and services. Haven of tranquility between the Serra do Cauldron and the Rio Guadiana
History and Cultural Heritage: Village of Alcoutim - Castle, built in the reign of King Dinis, enlarged in sec. XVII, military duties until 1878 Mother Church - expanded in 1538-1554, the First Renaissance. Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Conceição-rebuilt beginning of the century. XVI (Manueline portal) and century. XVIII, baroque altarpiece, escadatório exemplary baroque scenography. Chapel of St. Anthony - Sacred Art. Old Castle - Ruins. Menhirs of Lavajo - megalithic monument of the Neolithic period, 3500 BC Pereiro, Mother Church -. Century. XVI. Regions, Parish Church - 1565; Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Oliveira - late medieval. Martilongo, Mother Church - 1518-1554; Chapel of the Holy Spirit - 1500; Chapel of St. Sebastian - late medieval, rebuilt in 1565; Chapel of Sta Justa - late medieval. Cowboys, Parish Church - 1565; Chapel of St. Benedict - the XVII century.. Mound of Laranjeiras-'Villa 'Roman, Century Christian Church. 6/7 period and Byzantine Monastery century. 13 Poplar-'Villa 'Roman, Visigoths and Moors. Warriors River Guadiana River Museum.
Natural heritage: Rio Guadiana - Excellent for observation of spontaneous, indigenous vegetation, stressing herbs and medicinal plants, among huge diversity of plants and trees, fringing riverine cultivation, the excellent preservation of the Habitats of multiple species of birds , animals and insects and small villages. Navigated by Phoenicians in the sixth century. AC VIII was trading route for successive people. Nautical Centre - canoeing and sailing (with periods of strong currents) and Marina - boat trips. River Beach, lifeguard, in Cadavais Stream, Blue B., accessible beach with picnic area, geriatric playground, Volleyball, Beach Support. 8 Walks, which take us on a journey into the past and breathtaking encounter with nature. Serra's Cauldron - 300 000 ha of mountain, continental climate / Mediterranean characteristics. Hunting - 13 tourist reserves, abundant in this area in hunting - rabbits, hares, partridges, wild boar. Guided Tours - P. Tourism. Among the Parque Natural do Vale do Guadiana Natural Park of Ria Formosa.
Attractions, activities of interest: Ecological Tourism. Almond blossom in February, and early spring warm days, cold nights. Festivals, Fairs and Pilgrimages, ethnography, crafts, regional food. 9 Nuclei museum and gallery exhibitions. fluvial transport to the Spanish village. Freshwater Fishing - sugarcane. Craft - can purchase to craftsmen. Metalwork, woodwork, hardware, basketry, weaving, pottery, embroidery and wooden artefacts. Figurative - puppets jute flowers and corn husks. 20 minutes ahead of Atlantic Beaches (IC27) of Vila Real de Santo António and Ayamonte. Regular cultural events during the summer, live music in the Village Square every 4th fairs. 6 restaurants, 5 cafeterias with terrace, 2 store / supermarket.
- children welcome
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible