This large area is located between the Algarve in the South and the Tejo River in the North, the name translated like “over the Tejo”. The territory is mostly flat with a developed agriculture, plantations of cork oaks, olive trees and vineyards. Main cities are Beja, Portalegre, Èvora, Setúbal. In this region can be seen especially many traces of the Roman Empire, medieval castles. This region is very suitable for those who love peace and quiet.
Considering the particularity of the region, not the last place in the gastronomy take meat dishes: roast, stew, grill. Very interesting taste is fried pork meat with clams, grilled rabbit with herbs, variety of grilled meat dishes, cod fish course Açorda de Bacalhau à Alentejana, typical cheeses here are doing mostly from sheep’s or goat’s milk, or both. Alentejo lives in the rhythm of the Earth.