Benavente is a small, country town in the heart of rural Ribatejo and of the Lezíria, which is Portuguese for the rich and fertile landscape found on the shores of the Tagus River (Rio Tejo). The central location of Benavente is a great starting point for exploring the surrounding area, where there are several places for horseback riding, golf, wine tasting, and other outdoor activities. Benavente dates back to the 12th century when Portuguese colonists settled on the southern bank of Tagus.


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