Mora: Travel and tourism

Mora Fluviarium
Mora Fluviarium
img src="imagens/sep1.gif"> The county of Mora is covered by woods, namely of cork-oaks, olive-trees, holm-oaks and thick underwood, thus creating a soothing atmosphere ideal for quiet holidays in close contact with nature.

The seat of the county is a little town with tranquil streets and a Mother Church with a curious characteristic: one of its bell-towers was built next to the main chapel and the second on the other side of the street.

One of the most interesting sites of the zone is situated at the village of Pavia, where the tiny chapel in honour of Saint Denis was literally built into a large dolmen. The sight never ceases to surprise visitors and is a result of strong Medieval religiousness.

Otherwise, the county was inhabited since Pre-historic times, as can be seen by the many dolmens and megalithic monuments which have been preserved in good conditions.

Near the village of Brotas, the impressive Eagles Tower rises isolated, dominating a landscape of green hillocks, having once acted as Town Hall.

The local gastronomy, as in the rest of the Alentejo, priviledges bread, which is used not as a snack but to enrich meat and fish dishes with savoury juices and flavours: here, the specialities are ensopado de borrego (stew of young lamb served on bread), migas de espargos (a kind of bread-soup with asparagus) and açorda de bacalhau (another dish of bread with cod), but it is also worth tasting delicious soups of rabbit, tomato or purslane which make up for a whole meal.
Albergaria Solar dos Lilases Albergaria Solar dos Lilases
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Solar dos Lilases is a restored 19th-century mansion with an outdoor pool and panoramic rural views. The guestrooms are fitted with antique furniture, TV, air conditioningand balcony; some feature frescoed ceilings and four-poster beds.

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