A guide to Portugal’s Alentejo region, home of Europe’s finest beaches - via The Guardian 12.07.2014 | Protected by the South West Alentejo and Costa Vicentina national park, the 100km of coastline from Porto Covo in the Alentejo to Burgau in the Algarve is the most stunning in Europe. And yet few people seem to know about it. Photo: Carvalhal beach, Alentejo, Portugal.
The World's Oldest, Largest Cork Tree - The Whistler Tree
The world’s largest cork tree, Alentejo - Portugal. 230+ years old, producing corks since 1820. It was 5 years old when the first English settlers arrived in Australia, and 6 years old when the French Revolution began in 1789. 1789 bottles of wine sealed with cork in that same year were fairly recently discovered in a French cellar, and both the wines and corks in good condition. Every nine years producing 1T of bark, enough cork for 100,000 wine bottles, weights 102T.
Photos: Portugal's Beautiful Alentejo Region Has It All
Photos: Portugal's Beautiful Alentejo Region Has It All - via Condé Nast Traveler 07.03.2015 | Written by Guy Trebay, Photographed by Matthieu Salvaing | Photo: The zero-entry swimming pool at Casa No Tempo.