|Overview of Telheiro|
Its lines of houses extend to the agricultural area of regularly patterned small farms, where oak woodland and olive groves co-exist with small wheat-fields and pastures for sheep and cattle. On the road to Reguengos begin the vineyards of the council area, which produces the most wine in the Alentejo.
|Houses in Telheiro|
Certainly for the enchantment of its ancient land, but also for the proximity of the River Guadiana, which is transformed into a large lake because of the Alqueva dam, here are found important remains of megalithic culture: the Cromlech (enclosure) of Xerex, the Menhirs (standing stones) of Outeiro and Bulhôa, as well as the Antas (passage graves) of Olival da Pega, places which can be visited on foot or by mountain bike. But it is not necessary to leave the village to find things of interest as far as heritage is concerned, such as the fountain (18th century), the public wash-houses with stone slabs of schist, the ancient olive press, now used as a café and restaurant, or the restored convent of Orada, with its museum nucleus. The traditional making of blankets and work in basketry and cork are complemented by the potteries of S. Pedro do Corval.
The climb up to Monsaraz is inevitable. There, its collection of monuments brings together the Mediaeval and seventeenth century walls, the chapel of S. João Baptista (11th–12th centuries), the cistern (14th century), the fresco in the former law courts (15th century), the parish church (16th–18th centuries).
HOW TO GET TO TELHEIRO
Telheiro - Évora: 53 Km
Telheiro - Reguengos de Monsaraz: 15 Km
Telheiro - Monsaraz: 2 Km
Telheiro - Borba: 64 Km
- From Évora take the N18 in the direction of Reguengos de Monsaraz, from there, take the N256 to Telheiro.
Monte da Avó Chica
There is a friendly, warm atmosphere in this establishment, where you will find a wonderful breakfast with freshly baked bread, home-made cakes, Avó (grandmother) Chica’s own jams and all the other genuine flavours which remind us of former times. There are 6 double bedrooms with central heating and bathroom.
Rua da Fonte, n.º 42/ 44/ 46 Telheiro
T. +351 914 650 602
Fax: +351 266 557 015
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Casa Saramago maintains the characteristics of the rural architecture of the main building.
Rua de Reguengos, n.º 9 A Telheiro
T. +351 266 557 494
Monte Alerta is a Rural Tourism establishment where, as well as resting among flowers and surrounded by silence, you can choose to spend time in the Wellness Spa, or walking in the gardens or simply reading a book by the fireside. There are 8 double rooms with air-conditioning, TV and full private bathroom.
Apartado 101, 7200-175 Monsaraz
T. +351 266 550 150
Fax +351 266 557 325
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This is a collection of rustic houses set deep within nature, a special place populated by thousand-year-old olive trees. Here the client will find every comfort in the minimalist style in which each of the houses is decorated, surrounded by gardens, shady terraces and fountains that encourage tranquillity. There are two suites and five houses equipped with full bathrooms, air-conditioning, fireplace TV and kitchenette.
Horta dos Revoredos - Barrada
T. +351 266 557 385
Fax: +351 266 557 485
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Horta da Moura Rural Hotel
This is a place where you can commune with nature, where you can enjoy open spaces, culture, security and simplicity. Here there is always a way of occupying your time, surrounded by all the comfort and quality you need. There are 25 rooms equipped with direct telephone, air-conditioning and heating, TV, hair-dryer and mini-bar.
T. +351 266 550 100
Fax +351 266 550 108