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The City

In the words of Joaquim Costa, a poet of the city, Moura is a "green oasis" within a sea of ​​"golden wheat fields." The gardens where fresh spreads the burning light of the Alentejo, the miraculous source of clean water, the simplicity and wisdom of its people, living witnesses of ancient traditions, is in itself a promise of peace and welcome.

Jardim Dr. Santiago Piscina Municipal de Moura Baixa Mourense Mercado Municipal de Moura

The town of Moura is situated on the eastern tip of the Alentejo in the left bank of the Guadiana River, is bounded to the east by Spain. It is surrounded by the municipalities of ravines, Mourão, Reguengos de Monsaraz, Évora, Vidigueira and Serpa. It is located 58 km from the Capital District (Beja), 12 km from the Alqueva Dam, 79 km from Évora, 200 km from Lisbon and 190 km from Seville.

It has 8 parishes, São João Baptista (Moura), Santo Agostinho (Moura), Amareleja, Póvoa de São Miguel, Sobral da Adiça, Santo Aleixo da Restaração, Santo Amador and Safara.

Confined to the county of ravines and the Spanish border, the Estate of Strife (owned by the municipality) is, with its 5,000 acres, the largest reserve of deer in Portugal.

The construction of one of the largest solar power plants in the world's County, became a world center Moura solar power.

As for the cuisine, Moura is distinguished by the quality of its honey, cheese, wine, olive oil, bread and sausages, and the craftsmanship in the areas of buínho, basketry and wrought iron.

In 1165 Moura, was a town called Al-Manijah, the provincial capital. Then ruled that an important city beautiful Moorish name Salúquia, daughter of Abu-Hassan, who fell in love with the mayor Arouche, named Bráfama. Becoming famous in this legend Salúquia Moura.


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