Serpa, land of beauty and history.
The river Guadiana and the border with Spain are the limits. The fields, in many shades of green, and the mountains, solid and mysterious, are contrasts of the landscape.
The villages, so white and clean, the friendliness of the people – their work and their voice, singing in the plain are the unforgettable marks of this region.
Serpa, land of calm and tradition, where past and present live together in harmony, is an enchanted village in the south of Alentejo
Serpa and the surrounding villages of Pias, Vila Nova de S. Bento and Vale de Vargo, are important historical places in the south of Alentejo.
With an area of 1103 km2, Serpa is limited by the river Guadiana and by the border of Spain. Land of green fields and mountains it has developed a special kind of man.
This man, solemn and strong, independent and hard working has learned to adapt himselfto life. Working as a shepard or a muleteer, in his own land or in big farms, he had always an important role in the history of the nation.
This history, revealed by the important monuments of Serpa (castle, walls, churches and palaces) is one of the most interesting attractions for visitors. We can also find many activities to relax the body and the mind: fishing hunting, swimming; tennis, or the unexpected pleasures of a walk through the hills.
And we shouldn’t forget the friendliness of the people, the good taste of the typical food, the colour of the wine, all things that made Serpa one of the most attractive villages of the Alentejo.
Courtesy of Regiao de Turismo da Planicie Dourada.