Arraiolos is a village located in the Portuguese district of Évora, Alentejo region and subregion of Central Alentejo, with about 3500 inhabitants. The village is known for the manufacture of carpets of Arraiolos.


Patrimony
  • Arraiolos Castle, also known as Palace of the Mayors, located in the village, Town and County of the same name, in the District of Évora, Portugal. The set, composed of the fortifications of the Palace of the Mayors and by the walled fence around, has a square plant, with elements of Romanesque and Gothic style.
  • The Inn of Nossa Senhora da Assunção located in the town of Arraiolos, integrating the Pousadas de Portugal network.  In a valley where the village is unveiled, is located the monument erected in the sixteenth century. The property features austere architecture, where are highlighted the chapel, the cloisters and the garden.
  • The Roman Ruins of São João do Campo, representing a Roman temple whose ruins were incorporated into the head of the Church with the foundation of the Christian temple in the fifteenth century, whose recovery occurred in the seventeenth century in a date placed in the portico, corresponding to the full restoration of the facade and interior.
  • The historic center of the village and the surrounding area, the field, where several megalithic monuments are also places to visit.


Local attractions
  • Assuming its sociocultural and economic importance, the cuisine is also an integral part of tourism quality that this city of Arraiolos  can offer. The "Pastries of bacon," the original this sweet of this land, pies, a typical salty, short pastry filled with chicken, also has a prominent place. Dishes of "Pork", "Lamb", "Veel", the "Alentejanas Soups", the "açordas" and "migas" highlight the diversity of our cuisine, linked to the countryside, preserved with all its cultural importance, representing a contribution to developing and promoting the rich heritage of the county and enhancing our abilities in the area of tourism.
  • The Arraiolos carpets, typical of this region, are embroidered rugs in wool, with the stitch with the same name, on a jute cloth, cotton or linen, characteristic of the Alentejo town.

  • The Divor Dam , belonging to the watershed of the Tagus river and used primarily for irrigation in a region where agriculture has always represented the most significant activity for the local economy, is located in the district of Évora, Arraiolos county, and also represents an important milestone for the county. A stroll is advisable.

    For other useful information check the website: www.cm-arraiolos.pt

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