Casa da Inquisação


Near the castle, this small two-storey museum touches on the Jewish presence in Monsaraz during the Middle Ages and the persecutions that unfolded after the establishment of the Inquisition in the 16th century.

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1. Castelo

0.03 MILES

The weather-beaten castle at the southwestern end of the village was one in the chain of Dom Dinis’ defensive fortresses along the Spanish border. It’s…

2. Igreja da Misericórdia

0.05 MILES

Opposite the Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Lagoa, this 16th-century church was once part of the Hospital do Espírito Santo complex.

3. Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Lagoa

0.06 MILES

The parish church, near the turismo, was rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake and again a century later. Inside is an impressive nave and a 14th-century…

4. Museu do Fresco

0.07 MILES

Housed inside a fine Gothic building beside the parish church, this museum includes a rare example of a 14th-century secular fresco. The striking work…

5. Observatório do Lago Alqueva

0.76 MILES

Offers two-hour open-air sessions taking in the marvellous star-filled skies of the Alentejo. You'll get an overview of constellations visible with the…

6. Praia Fluvial de Monsaraz

1.78 MILES

When you need a break from the heat, head down to this beach on the edge of Alqueva Lake. You can go for a swim (there are lifeguards in summer), hire…

7. Menhir do Outeiro

2.02 MILES

Situated 6km north of Monsaraz is the granite, 5.6m-tall Menhir do Outeiro, one of the tallest megalithic monuments ever discovered.

8. Jardim Dr Santiago & Spa

20.93 MILES

The lovely, shady Jardim Dr Santiago, at the eastern end of Praça Sacadura Cabral, is a delightful place. There are good views, a bandstand and shady,…