golden plains, medieval castles and golden beaches...
the northeast are the beautiful villages and towns which make up the so-called
Rota dos Castelos (Castle Route): Nisa, Castelo de Vide, Marvão,
Portalegre and Alter do Chão.
south, the landscape becomes warmer and flatter; around Évora (one
of the most beautiful towns in Portugal), are Monsaraz, Vila Viçosa,
Estremoz, and Arraiolos (renowned for its hand made tapestries, based on
traditional drawings from the 17th and 18th centuries).