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rolling, corky Alto Alentejo scenery apart from the storks on sticks.
Pictured in the month of May.
poor and sparsely populated Alentejo province occupies nearly a third
of Portugal and is scenically the most striking area, an empty rural
land of low rolling hills, fields of wheat, random Neolithic stone
formations, olive trees, cork trees and the occasional fortified hilltop
Baixo Alentejo occupies a large chunk of land in the south, from the
Algarve almost as far north as Lisbon and including the coast. This
is perhaps the least interesting portion, but also the least touristed
and most naturally Portuguese.
Alto Alentejo, the northern section, is the more interesting part
(pictured above, on the road between Évora and Marvao), including
the grand, varied and colourful city of Évora,
the 95 Neolithic standing stones nearby, and the walled hilltop towns of Elvas and Marvao.
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