Montargil is a small village that has grown and established itself around tourism. Discover a unique space to rest in the Alentejo plain.
About 90 kilometers from Lisbon and 230 of Harbor, Montargil is beginning to assert itself on the itineraries of the most demanding tourists, who seek to escape the hustle and bustle of the cities and recover energy in the endless Alentejo plains. This small village brings years of history and is rich in architectural heritage and megalithic culture.
In fact, a day to explore the late-baroque heritage of this region, with a visit to the Núcleo Regional do Megalithismo (19 kilometers from Montargil) and the Cromlech of Monte das Fontainhas Velhas, is a good starting point for the days of rest that if they can and should follow.
Montargil: equipment for the whole family
Cultural visits done, it’s time to relax and for that there’s nothing better than the Montargil Dam. Completed in the 1950s, it has been equipped with a series of equipment that make it absolutely desirable. Check out some of the offers that the area offers:
- The dam’s river beach, with calm, warm waters, is absolutely relaxing and has enough space for the whole family to have fun. As you want during the holidays;
- The Club Náutico has at its disposal various equipment that delight lovers of nautical adventures, such as boat rides and scooter rides. water, kayak, paddle surf, inflatable buoys, and another endless list of activities that you can do, in addition to the restaurant and pool that are available;
- If your budget is more generous, enjoy your stay at Nau’s brand new hotel, Lago Montargil & Villas. Here you will have a privileged view over the dam and a series of luxury services, such as a spa.
- If you like heights, a hot air balloon flight, starting in the neighboring village of Coruche (about 39 kilometers away) could be a plan for a romantic late afternoon. If you have the financial means to do so, don’t miss the opportunity to contemplate the Montargil Dam from the sky.
Portalegre right next door
After the well-deserved days of rest, on your return, take the opportunity to visit Portalegre. The district capital with the least population in the country, it presents itself as an oasis in the desert, at the foot of the Serra de São Mamede. Explore the city, getting lost in its baroque architecture streets. Now, it’s time to return home, with charged batteries, satisfied palate (after the Alentejo delicacies that you will have at your disposal) and a fulfilled soul.
How to go?
if you come from Lisbon Take the A12, IC3, N119 and N251 to Couço and take the N2 towards Montargil.
coming from Harbor take the A1 until exit 11 towards N342/Lousã/Soure/Condeixa, continue along the A13 towards Lousã/Tomar until the exit for the A23 towards Abrantes. In Abrantes, take the N2 to Montargil.
Where to stay?
Montargil Monte Novo is ideal for a few days of fun and relaxation with friends or family.
Guests can opt for one of the seven villas or for one of the rooms in the main building, the so-called Casa Redonda, a spacious dining area, bar service, terrace and a fantastic infinity pool, which also houses the restaurant, which is also intended for for non-guests. An iconic house, full of soul and charming details, which will surprise everyone who visits it.
In the V2 and V3 villas, also located a few meters from the dam, maximum privacy and comfort are offered, with a private pool and following the same interior decorative line. In addition, they are also pet-friendly, so that the whole family can enjoy this refuge in the heart of Alentejo.
A perfect stay for those looking for the purest contact with nature and days of tranquility.
Where to eat?
Alentejo food is rich in strong flavors, such as pork and lamb, guided by the refreshing strength of aromatic herbs and Alentejo bread. In Montargil, don’t miss a trip to Retiro do Mocho. In the surroundings, ask for suggestions, you will certainly not be left unattended.