Tourist Attractions

Alvito Castle

Alvito castle was rebuilt in the years 1494-1504. Its architecture is markedly XVI century and marks a period of transition between the Middle Age fortress and the Modern residence. It blends the Manueline and the Mudéjar styles, typical of the Alentejo region. The Castle was classified as a National Monument in 1910 and since 1993 is a luxury hotel of the Pousadas de Portugal.

Main Church (Matriz) of Nossa Senhora da Assunção

The main church (Matriz) was built towards the end of the XIII century undergoing several works of extension between 1480 and 1554. The interior is decorated with several frescoes of rare beauty, two gilded altars and a set of painted tiles (azulejos) dating from the XVII century.

Clock Tower

The Clock Tower is situated in the most elevated point of the village and is the seat of the main municipal administration.

Church of Santo António

It was built in the first half of the XVII century. It contains several sets of painted tiles and a mannerist altarpiece.

Church of Misericórdia

The Church of Misericórdia, dated from 1520, underwent several architectural alterations. It has a fine facade and chapel. Its interior has painted tiles and paintings dating from the XIX century. It also has a fine gilded altarpiece. It was classified as a Public interest building in 1962.

Chapel of Nossa Senhora das Candeias

This Chapel dates from earlier XVI century and keeps still a Manueline flavor. Its interior is covered in painted tiles from the XVII century. The High altar is decorated with paintings representing the Annunciation and Epiphany.

Chapel of São Sebastião

The small chapel of São Sebastião was built at the beginning of the XVI century in Gothic-Mudejar style. It is situated at one of the village entrances and its main purpose was to protect the village inhabitants against the plague. The interior of the temple shows frescoes representing musical angels of popular flavor.

Alvito Manueline Portals

The Manueline style is present in doors, windows and in well preserved building facades that can be found in several streets reflecting the pride of Alvito citizens in taking good care of its heritage.

Shrine and Belvedere of Sta. Luzia

The Belvedere of St Luzia dates back from the XVI century and was built using the remains of an older temple.