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In pictures: Alentejo
With towns made of marble, a landscape dotted with prehistoric remains and 2,000-year-old winemaking traditions kept alive by enterprising locals, the fiercely proud Portuguese region of Alentejo is where time rolls back and the past sits cheek by jowl with the present.

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Alentejo: Portugal's time capsule

The fiercely proud Portuguese region of Alentejo is where time rolls back and the past sits cheek by jowl with the present.