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Photos: Portugal - Under the Alentejan Sun

  1. A bird's-eye view of the hilltop town of Monsaraz. (photo: Ana Nance)
  2. Watching the world go by in Monsaraz. (photo: Ana Nance)
  3. The town of Vila Viçosa was a base for the dukes of Bragança. (photo: Ana Nance)
  4. Local artistry in the beach town of Zambujeira do Mar. (photo: Ana Nance)
  5. Harvest time at the Herdade do Esporão winery in Reguengos de Monsaraz. (photo: Ana Nance)
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. Sunbathing in one of the many secluded coves in the Lower Alentejo. (photo: Ana Nance)

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