Nisa is located only 20 kilometres from Quinta do Pomarinho, in a beautiful green setting where you can also find several dams. Nisa is a small village in Alto Alentejo that is mainly known for its cheese but also has some special cultural places of interest.
Places of interest Nisa
The major attraction of Nisa is the ruins of the 13th-century castle and the city wall where two great gates are still standing: the Porta de Montalvão and Porta da Villa. The Fonta de Pipa is Nisa dates back to the 16th century (Renaissance) and is still intact. Nisa also has a beautiful baroque church that is well worth a visit.
Nisa is known as an industrial village with its lace and red pottery with embedded pebbles. White flower patterns on plain terracotta are the hallmark of Nisa. Shiny pieces of marble or quartz are very carefully arranged into floral patterns and are very similar to embroidery.
Famous cheeses are also made in Nisa. The light yellow, semi-soft but penetrating cheeses are made from raw sheep's milk and have a slightly sour taste. The cheese is great as a snack when drinking a glass of wine.
The green surroundings of Nisa are beautiful and perfect for walking and biking. In this river area there are 8 marked hiking trails through small villages and a rolling landscape where time seems to stand still. At the rivers the Tagus and O Sever you can even spot deer!
Close to Nisa is a megalithic monument, the dolmen of Anta de São Gens. There is also an attractive bridge close-by, the Ponte de Figueiró.
Visiting Nisa from Pomarinho
Quinta do Pomarinho is located only 20 kilometres from Nisa, making it ideal for a short trip from the quinta, where you will stay in one of our holiday homes or on our small-scale camping Portugal.
On our terrain of 62 acres full of trees and pastures you can rent a room in the first official Portuguese Friends of Nature House that serves as a Bed and Breakfast Portugal. It is also possible to rent an entire floor with your family or group. Furthermore, we also have an unique detached holiday cottage Portugal and a comfortable apartment Portugal in the converted farm stables. You can stay based on self-catering, partial care, or full care, whatever you prefer.