Estremoz

We spent our last day in the Alentejo in Estremoz, a large-ish market town where the main square leads up by narrow streets to the medieval castle.

We went partly to the Saturday morning market which turned out to be mostly junk, apart from the excellent Alentejo meats and cheeses:-

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The route up to the castle is highly picturesque:-

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Within the Castle keep itself is the post-Manueline Igreja de Santa Maria:-

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Back down the other side are more deserted streets, punctuated by roadside shrines:-

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We ended up at the Merceria Gadanha and had, for once, an excellent lunch.

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