Best Things to Do in Serpa

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  • Serpa clock museum

    Housed in a Manueline styled convent building is the Museu do Relógio. The collection contains 1600 watches some dating back 400 years.

    The museum dates back to 1995 when António Tavares d 'Almeida (1948-2012) put his display of around 400 restored clocks on display to the public. This fascination with clocks and watches dates back to 1972 when he inherited three broken pocket watches from his grandparents. From that point on, the collector searched for watches all over the country and world, with a view to restoring them and adding to his collection.

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  • Exhibits from the Palaeolithic, Neolithic and Metal Ages. Includes items from the nearby Cidade das Rosas excavation dating back to the 1st century

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  • Serpa Aqueduct

    The towering city walls of Serpa must have been a formidable sight when they were built. The walls incorporate battlements, a keep and a fine 11th century aqueduct and pump house

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Serpa is a sleepy hilltop town in rural Alentejo. Close proximity to the Spanish border gave rise to the construction of thick town walls and a small castle, the remains of which are open to visitors. The castle is of Moorish origin, though it was...