Friday, May 5, 2017

Vila Nova de Milfontes - Portugal

The district of Beja will probably one of my next discoveries in Portuguese lands. I think it's the only district I've never been to. 
Vila Nova de Milfontes is located in the district of Beja, on the north bank of the mouth of the river Mira. It is located in the Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina.
This card was sent by my penpal and friend Vera.
Vila Nova de Milfontes has been named as the “Alentejo’s Princess”, due to its very own charm and attractiveness. 
This small village is located in the Odemira department, in the Alentejo coastline, and is a fishing village with a strong connection to the ocean, in the estuary of the Mira river, in the heart of the wonderful Sudoeste Alentejano (Alentejo’s Southwest) and Costa Vicentina Natural Park. 
Its wide and beautiful beaches, the crystalline waters and the golden dunes are the region main highlights. 
Contrasting with the beautiful coastline panorama, the inland landscape is markedly known for the typical Alentejo’s plain grounds with cork oak trees, among other species traditional of this region. 
In Vila Nova de Milfontes the discovery of the amazing Mira river estuary is highly recommended, where many centuries ago Celts, Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians and, of course, Romans and Arabs passed through. 
The mild weather, the charming typical architecture, the Alentejo’s famous delicious gastronomy, among other leisure activities that the region offers, are more that enough features that easily justify an amazing visit to this locality. - in:

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