Vila de Frades is a small town in the Alentejo region in the district of Vidigueira , Portugal.
The village is located on the Alentejo plain, approximately 100 km from the Atlantic coast. The region was known as “Cale de Talha”, due to its wine production in talhas. During the Middle Ages, Vila de Frades was an important agricultural and wine-growing center.
The most important local product is Talha wines, the tradition of its production dating back to Roman times. Today Vila de Frades is considered the capital of Talha wines and the village became a tourist destination.
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- Capital of talha wine : Vila de Frades is considered the capital of talha wine – an ancient method of wine production, used mainly for white wines, developed by the “Romans” and which arrived in the region two thousand years ago.
- In 2023, Vila de Frades obtained the Best Tourist Villages label from the World Tourism Organization.
- Top sights in Vila de Frades : Roman Villa of São Cucufate , also known as the Archaeological Site of São Cucufate, the Convent of São Cucufate or the Ruins of Santiago / Menhir of Mac Abraão / Winery on Rua Poeta João Xavier de Matos / Casa do Arco Museum / Chapel of São Brás / Monastery of Our Lady of the Assumption / Main church of Vila de Frades / Vila de Frades clock tower from 1890, which stands on Rua Luis de Camões, the pendulum clock still works today / Ermida de Santo António dos Açores – stands out for its excellent viewpoint / São Braz chapel – known for its frescoes / The Misericórdia Church, located in Largo Fialho de Almeida.
Go next : Vidigueira , a Portuguese village belonging to the District of Beja, wich is located in the Alentejo region.