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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.

Family travel: What to do in the Algarve

This white-sand Portuguese destination is a must-try, even if you don't plan to spend all your time on the beach. Here's our pick of what to do with the kids.

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.

We compare: Family surfing holidays

We've selected some great surf trips for families where there's more than just waves on the horizon

Eat: Alentejo

The soul of the nation's cuisine, the largest Portuguese region of Alentejo offers fresh dishes and rich history, all under a cloudless sky.

Brilliant value summer breaks for the family

We’ve rounded up some great sunny holidays where your money goes further…

Champion tennis break

Test your tennis prowess alongside a pro player in the Algarve

Portugal: The open road

Follow the historic Camino Portugués route from Lisbon to the Spanish holy city of Santiago de Compostela for some classic Iberian scenery. But expect an occasional battering by the elements

Top 5: Surf retreats

Cleanse your body and revive the soul for the New Year while mastering the art of wave riding

Eat: Eastern Algarve

Charred sardines, fruity olive oil, garlicky clams and piri-piri chicken — the Portuguese port of Olhão is all about simple pleasures.