Estremoz, Portugal

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Estremoz Portugal

Estremoz is a municipality in Portugal. It is located in the Alentejo region. Together with the two other marble towns, Borba and Vila Viçosa, Estremoz is internationally known for its fine to medium marble that occurs in several colours. This marble has been used since Antiquity as a material for sculpture and architecture. The first exports in Roman times were probably for the construction of the Circus Maximus of Emerita Augusta, in modern-day Spain. The marble from this region was used in famed locations such as the Monastery of Jerónimos, the Monastery of Batalha, the Monastery of Alcobaça and the Tower of Belém. Portugal is the second largest exporter of marble in the world, surpassed only by Italy (Carrara marble). About 85% of this marble (over 370,000 tons) is produced around Estremoz. The Estremoz marble has been designated by the International Union of Geological Sciences as a Global Heritage Stone Resource.
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Talavera La Real (BJZ)
Nearby destinations
  • Évora a 41,14 km
  • Elvas a 36,73 km
  • Campo Maior a 48,48 km