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Photos: Portugal - Under the Alentejan Sun

By , Tuesday, Jan 22, 2008, 12:00 AM

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A bird's-eye view of the hilltop town of Monsaraz. (photo: Ana Nance)

Watching the world go by in Monsaraz. (photo: Ana Nance)

The town of Vila Viçosa was a base for the dukes of Bragança. (photo: Ana Nance)

Local artistry in the beach town of Zambujeira do Mar. (photo: Ana Nance)

Harvest time at the Herdade do Esporão winery in Reguengos de Monsaraz. (photo: Ana Nance)

Sé Catedral in Évora, whose stint as the country's capital between the 15th and 16th centuries left the city with a legacy of ornate palaces, cathedrals, and monasteries. (photo: Ana Nance)

Fresh seafood at the beachfront Trinca Espinhas, where people have been known to gather an hour before lunchtime to sample chef Luis Magalhães's comfort food. (photo: Ana Nance)

Vila Nova de Milfontes, a low-key town of about 4,000 residents, has a jumble of streets that surround a tiny harbor. (photo: Ana Nance)

Sunbathing in one of the many secluded coves in the Lower Alentejo. (photo: Ana Nance)