The famous marble town of Estremoz is truly a sight to behold. Any trip into Portugal would be incomplete without a stay in a self-catering cottage in Estremoz.
Marble is in abundance in Estremoz, and so you'll find that nearly everything you can see in the street is made out of it! Cobble stones, pavements, doorsteps and even the whitewash for the houses are made from marble, making the town amazing just to walk around. At the top of the city, lying uphill, is the 14th century castle of Estremoz, which housed King Dinis and his wife Queen Saint Isabel in the early 14th century. On the castle's terrace there now stands a statue of the Queen made of – of course – marble, and the terrace itself offers views across the entire town.
Of course there's more than just marble to be found during your stay at a short term rental villa in Estremoz. The lower town of Rossio Marquês de Pombal is full of cafés and churches and has a market square that holds one of Portugal's biggest weekly markets.
If you're looking for a day away from the marble, then why not try out some of the other local places of interest? The city of Evora is very close to Estremoz, and makes for an excellent day out. The city itself is an open-air museum where you can see the various ruins from many different periods in history. If you're interested in seeing Evora is more detail, then why not try a private rental cottage there?
Another great historical site is the town of Elvas. With the famous Amoreira Aqueduct that is still in use today, to the town's historic 16th Century churches, Elvas makes a great addition to the history that can be found in Estremoz. Try a short term rental cottage in Elvas to really see the history of the town.