Alentejo is rich in gastronomy, wines, and olive oil, not to mention its diverse landscapes, whether you are more inland or along the coast. Captivating is its history, culture, customs, and its people. Its way of life. Its leisurely pace.

Olive Oil

We invite you to learn more about the Olive Tree and Olive Oil.
To truly understand, there’s nothing like experiencing it. Tasting. Feeling with all your senses.

Did you know that olive oil is the only vegetable fat that can be consumed directly after extraction without any alteration? And that olive oil is part of the Mediterranean diet? So many curiosities about this fruit that you can discover.

Only good reasons to get to know this vegetable fat better!

5 Places to Discover and/or Taste Olive Oil

Here are some places where you can learn more about olive oil, combining it with other knowledge and flavors, such as gastronomy, wine, and culture.

An itinerary built from a hotel in Évora, located inside the city walls.

Adega Cartuxa at Páteo de S. Miguel

Image of the Eugénio de Almeida Foundation

Páteo de São Miguel, close to the Roman Temple, is a classified historical building and heritage of the Eugénio de Almeida Foundation. Here, you can not only get in touch with olive oil but also taste the wines of the Eugénio de Almeida Foundation, without leaving the historic area of Évora. In addition, you can visit the São Miguel Palace, which was once the residence of King D. Sebastião, in the first half of the 70s of the 15th century when he studied in Évora, and its respective gardens. See the collection of Carriages, the Archives. Or combine with gastronomic experiences at Enoteca Cartuxa, a 7-minute walk from Páteo, very close to the Roman Temple.

Image of the Eugénio de Almeida Foundation

Distance from the hotel: 10 min walk

Monte da Oliveira Velha

Monte da Oliveira Velha is located 17 km from Évora and 25 km from Estremoz. In addition to a privileged view of the Castle of Evoramonte and the Serra D´Ossa, you can observe thousand-year-old olive trees.

Discover the history of the estate, learn about the galega olive tree (native to Portugal), and taste the extra virgin olive oil galega, appreciating its qualities in the shade of a thousand-year-old olive tree.

Distance from the hotel: 26 min by car

Herdade do Esporão

Image of the Herdade do Esporão

Herdade do Esporão is located in Reguengos de Monsaraz.

Here, you can both discover the olive grove and taste olive oil. At the mill, you will learn more about the production process of the olive oils of Herdade do Esporão. You can also combine it with wine tasting, bike or walking tours around the estate, and lunch.

Distance from the hotel: 42 min by car

Lagar de Varas de Fojo e Jardim das Oliveiras (Olive Garden)

Image of the Moura City Hall

The first record of the Olive Oil Mill dates back to 1810, remaining in operation until 1941. It is a faithful testimony of olive oil production without the use of machines, prior to industrialization. A must-visit.

Next to it is the Olive Garden, inaugurated in May 2012 and located between CEPAAL and Lagar de Varas do Fojo, it has about 1,600 m2. In addition to thousand-year-old olive trees, it has a variety of aromatic herbs to make your visit even more interesting.

Distance from the hotel: 1h 2 min by car

From Olive Tree to Olive Oil at Évora Olive Hotel

Visit the exhibition space of Évora Olive Hotel and get to know antique and modern pieces related to the Olive Tree and olive oil production. Black and white photographs by Antonio Cezar d’Abrunhoza (1881-1941) depict the process from olive picking to the mill.

You can also observe 7 varieties of Olive Trees in the Patio das Oliveiras, an outdoor space inviting relaxation, gastronomy, and contemplation.

Distance from the hotel: 0 min


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