EstremozAlentejo region, often known as one of the 'three marble towns' in Alentejo. (The other two are Vila Viçosa and Borba).
The top of the town with the castle, pousada and a museum, all constructed from marble, is very striking but it's also interesting to find pavements and staircases at very modest houses built from the same material.
There's a big Saturday market on the large and unmissable Rossio carpark like a hybrid somewhere between a car boot sale, a flea market and a farmers' produce market. In particular there are about five adjacent stalls all selling delicious ewe and goat milk cheeses.
Vila Viçosa,Elvas,Évora,Portalegre,Castelo de Vide,Marvão.