46km (28 miles) NE of √Čvora; 174km (108 miles) E of Lisbon; 12km (7 1/2 miles) W of Borba

Rising from the plain like a pyramid of salt set out to dry in the sun, fortified Estremoz is in the center of the marble-quarry region of Alentejo. Cottages and mansions alike use the abundant marble in their construction and trim.