CAIS PALAFÍTICO DA CARRASQUEIRA
Located in the fishing village, Carrasqueira, which lies on the left bank of the Sado River, you will find a multitude of wooden jetties on stilts, zigzagging along the muddy marshes. At low tide, the Sado estuary made it impossible for fishermen to board their boats as the water does not reach the shore. So, the local community, over two centuries ago, constructed this traditional anchorage system which is still the norm for locals to navigate and access their boats. Photo's taken here at sunset, will probably be some of the best you can take, with the sunset and Serra da Arrabida Nature Reserve in the backdrop.
RUÍNAS ROMANAS DE TRÓIA
A few minutes from Troia’s central area, travel back in time to the ruins of the largest center of fish-salting industry known from the Roman Empire, built during the 1st century and occupied until the 6th century. Wander among ruins of factories, houses, tombs, tubs for hot and cold baths and a sports arena New vestiges are being discovered every year, which you can see in the archaeological exhibitions, guided visits and thematic events.
An impressive boutique atelier and artist retreat set amidst a contemporary art park, in the sandy beach town of Melides welcoming artists, designers, curators, and those who wish to stay and stay or contribute to the wider creative community.The multifunctional property can act as a studio, workshop, or exhibition space, with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms that look out to the surrounding landscape. The project is set amidst an outstanding natural setting, surrounded by farms and pristine natural beauty where one can experience the powerful alchemy of art and nature in the wildly beautiful and glorious surroundings of the Alentejo coastal region.
A 1952 rice-husking mill is the home of the Rice Museum. Here, visitors go back in time to witness the importance of the cereal in history of Herdadeda Comporta. The museum features a collection of utensils, used in carpentry and metalwork, associated with the cultivation of rice. There are also old machines used in husking, sorting and cleaning rice.