Photographer's Note

Alter do Cho is a peaceful small village in the heart of the vast Alentejo region, with quite ancient origins, where peace of mind is present at every corner.

Supposedly, Alter do Cho was a Roman settlement named Abelterium, founded over another previous settlement from the Iron Age. Albeterium would have been crossed by one of the three main Roman roads that linked Lisboa to Mrida. From this roman period of occupation there are several vestiges in the region, the most important ones are the Ruins of the Thermal complex just by the entrance of Alter do Cho.

Alter has an elegant and charming heritage, in between the lovely small white houses with coloured bands with one or two floors, along with the opulent manor houses from the 17th and 18th century like the lamo Palace and Gardens where nowadays functions the Tourist Office, an art gallery and a library, or even the Nobre da Barreira House.

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Additional Photos by Aires dos Santos (AiresSantos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6708 W: 209 N: 14053] (56155)
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