Ruins of an ancient Roman city, Ammaia, are located in the Parque Natural da Serra de São Mamede (Marvão). In his era, "Ammaia", was located in what was then a Roman province of Lusitania, had an administrative territory that encompassed much of the current district of Portalegre and also extended to the territory, today Spanish. Identified and studied from the 1930s, its ruins are classified as a National Monument, since 1949.
The Serra de São Mamede, a Natural Park , is at the junction of the Mediterranean and Atlantic climatic zones combining to give a diverse fauna and flora typical of both.Cork oak woodlands and olive groves mingle with sweet chestnut and pyrenean oak and botanists will be interested in the numerous types of wild flowers found here.
Portalegre, Alentejo - Portugal by Portuguese_eyes, via Flickr - strategically positioned on a low plateau of the Sao Mamede mountain, Portalegre is of Roman origin. Fortified by King Dinis, it acquired the city status in 1550. #Alentejo #Portugal
The Quinta da Ribeira is located near Portalegre (Alentejo) in full foothills of the Serra de São Mamede - Natural Park, immersed in a completely wooded and verdant environment, whose property is crossed by a river, flowing crystalline waters during all