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Jardim do Paço
Another monument of interest in Castelo Branco is the convent and church of Nossa Senhora da Graça . Its construction is of the sixteenth century and was completely rebuilt in the eighteenth century. Of the original building, the Manueline doorway of the church was built in 1519 by testamentary disposition of remains Rodrigo Rebelo , first captain of Goa .
About Castelo Branco
Afterwards, you will visit Castelo de Vide, known as "Sintra of Alentejo" for its charm and splendor, one of the most romantic locations in the Alentejo region. During lunch, you will taste the typical Alentejo sweet; sericaia with plum, with an abundant use of eggs and cinnamon. Some say that sericaia came from India and others from Brazil – what is known for sure is that this recipe was implemented in Alentejo by the skilled hands of the nuns of Elvas and Vila Viçosa convents, both claiming the rights of importation. Some gave the name Sericaia and others Serica, being that the tradition is more linked to Elvas, where the sweet is decorated with the famous plums of the region.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Castelo Branco is from March to September