Alcoutim is a Portuguese town in the district of Faro, and region and subregion of the Algarve, about 1 100 people. Until the administrative division, established in 1832, belonged to the province of Alentejo.
It is the seat of a municipality with 576.57 kilometers ² and 3 272 people, divided into 5 districts. It is bounded on the north by the city of Beja in the east by Spain, Andalusian cities of El Granado, Sanlúcar de Guadiana and San Silvestre de Guzmán, southeast of Castro Marim, Tavira in southwest and west of Loulé and Almodovar.
Away from the crowds and the bustle of tourist resorts in the Algarve coast, the lovely town of Alcoutim is about 15 kilometers from the Alentejo and has a natural border with Spain, which lies across the river Guadiana. The road that snakes along the river offers beautiful views of the countryside, with its orchards and orange groves, and rural way of life of the county remains almost unchanged.
Alcoutim Monuments, it is worth visiting the fourteenth century castle and the simple church of the sixteenth century, São Salvador church situated near the river and near the main square.
The region is proud of his craft, from the traditional pieces of wool and linen (like towels and blankets), the pottery, etc.. The food here is also quite different from the coast, based on pork and lamb, olive oil and homemade bread. Beans, beans and peas are also very much used and are delicious game dishes, hare, partridge and wild boar. Confectionery reflects in large part, the abundance of figs and almonds in the Algarve.
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