Estremadura and the Ribatejo Travel Guide
Plan Your Estremadura and the Ribatejo Vacation
Estremadura and Ribatejo are the two (former) provinces north and northeast of Lisbon. Called the Oeste (West) region, Estremadura, with its green rural valleys, is characterized by a mix of maritime activities and where the old traditions and feelings combine harmoniously with modernity. Meanwhile, on the banks of the Tejo River, Ribatejo is a land of agriculture and livestock, known as the heart of Portuguese bullfighting and a bastion of the famous Lusitano horse.
Estremadura has plenty of good-quality lodgings, especially along the coast. In summer, you need reservations. Most... read more
Between mid-June and mid-September, reservations are advised at upscale restaurants. Most moderate or inexpensive... read more
Things To Do in Estremadura and the Ribatejo
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Soak up the pleasures of the Atlantic Coast. Forty unique beaches dot Estremadura's 100-km (60-mile) coastline, allowing for a... Read more
Bullfighting in Portugal remains true to its equestrian origins. As part of their training, medieval Portuguese and Spanish knights honed... Read more
It all began May 13, 1917, when three young shepherds—Lucia dos Santos and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta—reported seeing the... Read more
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