The walled market town of Estremoz uses marble everywhere, including black marble for the streets.

Rainha Santa Isabel
On the hill within the star-shaped ramparts of the upper town stands the former palace of Dom Dinis, the king famous for his administrative, economic and military reforms. The palace is now the elegant Pousada de Estremoz, named Rainha Santa Isabel, overlooking the town.

This is the view from the top of the Pousada looking down at the lower town.

tower of the Pousada
Surprise, the tower of the Pousada is made of marble as well!

marble quarries
The extensive marble quarries lie just outside the town.


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Last updated on 12/05/2013.