The border between Extremadura and the Portuguese regions of Alentejo and the Beira are referred to as La Raya / A Raia, concept that comes to define the official thin line that has not been an obstacle to relations established between the border towns. On the route that we propose you can enjoy of the interchange of influences that have enriched the cultures of this thin strip.
The towns of Valencia de Alcántara, Marvão and Castelo de Vide, share a rich heritage that have as a common link the presence of Jewish quarters in which can even visit their synagogues and the urban lattices of medieval origin. Also, the long border struggles have left imposing defensive buildings, giving elegance to the silhouettes of historical datasets when we approach them.
The visit is completed with its magnificent natural surroundings through a mountainous massif that changes its name on both sides of the stripe (Sierra de San Pedro - Sierra de São Mamede) and is declared as a protected area. In them, there are trails that allow you to enjoy the landscape and environmental wealth , as well as notable archaeological sites, among the numerous dolmens in Valencia de Alcantara or the Roman city of Ammaia in Marvão.
Complete the visit with an excellent gastronomic offer in three populations, which allows us to compare the culinary culture of both countries.