Mora is a Portuguese village, in the district of Évora, Alentejo region and Central Alentejo sub-region, with around 2800 inhabitants. It’s the head of a city council of about 6000 inhabitants, subdivided in 4 villages. The municipality is limited north by the council of Ponte de Sôr, northeast by Avis, east by Sousel, southeast by Arraiolos and west by Coruche. The villages of Mora are Pavia, Brotas, Cabeção and Mora.

Patrimony:

  • The Eagle Tower is located in the population of Águias, village of Brotas, council of Mora, district of Evora, in Portugal. It is one of the most significant examples of manueline towers in the region, although it is in need of urgent intervention to consolidate and restore.  
  • Church of Nossa Senhora das Brotas, or Church of Brotas, is situated in Brotas, Mora, Évora district, Portugal, and it is a five hundredth building, originated early before 1424 by commend of the Order of Avis. Dominant time: 16th and 17th centuries.
  • Cabeção Pillory is situated in the square next to the village headquarters in Cabeção, district of Évora, Mora. The pillory is classified by the IPPAR as a Realty of Public Interest.
  • The Dolmen of Pavia, one of the most important in Portugal was erected between the 4th, 3rd millennium b.C. and transformed in S. Dinis Chapel, and is classified as a National Monument.
  • The Church of Pavia, is built inside the old and destroyed Wall that protected the fortified palace of the Redondo Counts, in an archaic style of the fortress temples, offering a majestic and severe perspective of the castled silhouette.
  • The House Museum of Manuel Ribeiro de Pavia, specially dedicated to the artist with the same name, where are exposed originals of the painter, with highlight to the china ink drawings and the handmade colourful lithographs, among other works.
  • Cromlechs of the Monte das Fontainhas Velhas, identified by remains of cromlech composed of six megalithic of the almond type, five considered “in situ” although only three are erected. These are pre-historical monuments, being associated to the cult of the stars and nature, being considered a place of religious rituals and tribal encounter.

Local attractions

  • Mora’s Fluviary is situated in the village of Cabeção, council of Mora, next to the Ecological Park of Gameiro, 120km from Lisbon. It is constituted by a group of aquariums and surrounding spaces, and allows observing the different animal and plant species that live in rivers, through an exhibition of natural habitats, water and land, in a course from the source to the outfall of a river. It possesses more than half a thousand fish of 55 different species.
  • The Ecological Park of Gameiro is a project that sets its purposes mainly in structures and ecological materials and is unique in the country. It is situated in a very rich area of vegetation and is bathed by the Ribeira do Raia, known for the several fish species that inhabit there and by the national and international Sports Fishing contests, being and excellent option for river beach.

Gastronomy
In Gastronomy, Mora also possesses unique characteristics, namely in conventual sweets, that occupy a place of highlight in any gastronomy festival. Assuming its sociocultural and social importance, gastronomy is also an integrant part of the touristic offer of quality that Mora can offer. The dishes of “Pork”, “Lamb”, “Veel”, the “Alentejanas Soups”, the “Açordas” and the “Migas” highlight the diversity of our gastronomy, linked to the rural world, preserved, with all its cultural importance, representing a contribute to develop and promote the rich historical patrimony of the council an potentiate our abilities in the tourism area.


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