Places of interest Estremoz
Estremoz is a pleasant city that has a Moorish feel to it due to the many buildings, streets, sidewalks, and houses of marble. You can walk around in Estremoz through streets with wrought iron balconies, window boxes full of begonias, and over lively squares with white houses with red roofs. Estremoz consists of an old upper town with a relatively slightly younger lower town. Both are surrounded by a 17th-century fortress wall with embrasures and bastions.
The medieval upper town of Estermoz is dominated by a 13th-century marble tower of 27 meters high: the Torre das Três Coroas. The ‘tower of the three crowns’ reminds you of the kings that Estremoz had. The life of the wife of one of them is depicted on ‘azulejos’ in Capela da Rainha Santa. Next to the Torre is the former white palace, where a pousada is now housed. In the museum of the town of Estremoz you will find a collection of ‘bonecos’ together with archaeological findings.