Photos: Portugal - Under the Alentejan Sun

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

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