Alcácer do Sal, Portugal

Don’t miss visiting the town of Alcácer do Sal and enjoy some memorable holidays in Alentejo, Portugal. 

Alcácer do Sal, Portugal
Alcácer do Sal 
© Celestino Manuel

Alcácer do Sal resembles an amphitheatre overlooking the mouth of the Sado River, offering some spectacular views over the surrounding landscapes.

The town was an essential Roman town known as Salacia, which even obtained the privilege of having its own coin mint. 

Alcacer do Sal, Alentejo
Castelo de Alcacer do Sal 
© Celestino Manuel

King Alfonso II reconquered Alcácer do Sal in 1217 with the assistance of the knights of the Order of Santiago.

Today, it’s worth visiting the Arab Castle, dominating the town and housing the Pousada de D. Alfonso II Hotel, as well as the Archaeological crypt turn into a museum.The Igreja de Santa Maria do castelo Church with polychromic tiles, and the Igreja do Espírito Santo Church, with the charming Manueline portico are also essential stops along with Torrão Ethnographic Museum.

 

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