Photographer's Note

This was the third place where I stopped in my journey through the Alentejo.

In the WS you can see another perspective of the beach river.

I hope you like it and I wish you a fine weekend
Vila Nova de Milfontes has been named as the “Alentejo’s Princess”, due to its very own charm and attractiveness.

This small village is located in the Odemira department, in the Alentejo coastline, and is a fishing village with a strong connection to the ocean, in the estuary of the Mira river, in the heart of the wonderful Sudoeste Alentejano (Alentejo’s Southwest) and Costa Vicentina Natural Park.

Its wide and beautiful beaches, the crystalline waters and the golden dunes are the region main highlights.
Contrasting with the beautiful coastline panorama, the inland landscape is markedly known for the typical Alentejo’s plain grounds with cork oak trees, among other species traditional of this region.

Two of the most important moments of the Vila Nova de Milfontes history can be remembered in the Brito Pais Square.
The fortress (nowadays transformed into a hotel) was built in the reign of king D João IV, to assure the coast security.
The monument in homage to the aviators reminds that it was in the nearby fields where Brito Pais, Sarmento de Beires and Manuel Gouveia took of, in 1924, for a risky flight that would take them to Macau.

In Vila Nova de Milfontes the discovery of the amazing Mira river estuary is highly recommended, where many centuries ago Celts, Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians and, of course, Romans and Arabs passed through.

The mild weather, the charming typical architecture, the Alentejo’s famous delicious gastronomy, among other leisure activities that the region offers, are more that enough features that easily justify an amazing visit to this locality.

Nikon D90
2010/03/13 09:09:42
Lens: VR 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 20mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/160 sec - F/9
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-C
Long Exposure NR: Off
VR Control: On
High ISO NR: Off

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