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© iStock/Pedro Pozo Alcántara

"Juromenha – an abandoned fort from a forgotten world", the local experience

Portugal
Alentejo
Art and culture
Hidden gems

Promotion: 20% OFF

100% private experience - You and your friends only

  • 4 hours
  • Up to 6 participants
  • English, Spanish
  • $Free cancellation: up to last 24h

At the border with Spain and immersed in the country, Juromenha is a town that speaks about a forgotten world and an abandoned land. Its peaceful streets teel it all and the local culture is a mix of Spanish and Portuguese heritage. Delve into the mysteries of this beautiful town and alongside your local guide, learn about its history. Finish it off with a typical Portuguese meal and take home memories that will last forever!

2 things you will never forget

  • Overlooking the River Guadiana, while standing atop the Moorish tower with a view of both Spain and Portugal
  • Having a traditional Portuguese lunch in the village of Juromenha, as the locals do!

Discover what your amazing day will look like

Let's meet: We will meet at the Badajoz bus station, from where we will take the car.

The drive takes 35 minutes from Badajoz city centre to Juromenha. The car will pass through the town of Elvas on the way, with many views of the countryside and small surrounding villages.

We will now walk around the abandoned fortified town of Juromenha, visit its churches, its Moorish tower, admire its views overlooking the river with Spain just on the other side, as well as the village which is right beside the fort. We can stop for a coffee there before lunch.

We will have a delicious traditional Portuguese lunch in a restaurant. It is a small restaurant in the village, which is about as authentic and off-the-beaten-track as it possibly gets.

Return to Badajoz bus station by car

... and this is just the beginning !

Not being in a rush. Leaving space for the unexpected. Enjoy the local vibe and create unforgettable memories.

This is what our experiences are really all about. So start your own Live Story, and let the magic happen!

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  • Ride in car
  • Authentic & local meal

Meet Sara, your Local Guide

Picture of Sara Rodriguez Romo

Hi, I'm Sara! I was born in Olivenza, a place that used to be Portuguese but is now Spanish. As they say here, I am a daughter of Spain and a granddau...ghter of Portugal; that's how I feel. I studied philosophy and archaeology. These are not only my passions, but also what the neighbouring provinces of Extremadura and Alentejo and their inhabitants radiate and share with their visitors. I also love to travel, and the best way to do so is to visit my friends all over the world, so that they can show me their REAL country. I believe this is the only way to get to know a place, and that is the person I would like to be for you! I am outgoing, full of energy and definitely a fan of history, mythology and legends. If you add to this a good little drink at the end of the experience, you will remember this moment forever.

The meeting point

Sara will be waiting for you at Badajoz bus station

Address > Av. Damián Téllez Lafuente, 16 06010 Badajoz

Other important information

Accessibility

  • Kids-friendly
  • Pregnancy friendly
  • Food allergic friendly
  • Cardiac friendly

Practical information

  • Bring comfortable clothes and shoes, wear sunscreen as the weather will certainly be sunny and hot.
  • Bring cash as no credit cards are accepted

Cancellation policy

Full refund up to 24h prior to your experience.

If, for any reason, you would like to cancel the Live Story experience you booked on itinari, simply send an email to cancellation@itinari.com. Please do not forget to mention your first name, family name and booking ID in your message (ID can be found in the confirmation emails of your experience). Since money transfers between banks can take some time, please note that the money might take up to 10 days before being available on your bank account.

Any experience due to happen within the next 24h cannot be reimbursed, out of exceptional circumstances such as a medical emergency, a natural disaster or a pandemic that would affect your availability at the chosen date.

Who are our local guides ?

All our Guides are part of a giant network of passionate locals, spread all around the world.

They are all carefully selected True Locals. Local dwellers, or people living in close vicinity, possessing strong local knowledge and acquaintances, and able - thanks to their skills and personality - to transform your unique Live Story into a really unforgettable experience.

They are social, friendly, flexible and trustworthy. But above all, they love to share with others what they love themselves in the first place. With them, be ready to live a local experience like you never did before.

COVID-19 info

At itinari, guaranteeing the safety and good health of our customers, partners and employees (guides, editors, team) is a top priority. So, in accordance with the regulations decided by local authorities at destination, our guides have been trained and are up to date with regard to the enforcement of safety measures and good practices. All this to ensure a safe and memorable Live Story experience. These practices are :

  • Social distancing
  • Hand sanitation prior and potentially during the experience
  • Wearing masks in all the places where social distancing can not be practiced
  • Optional usage of plastic gloves

    Gloves are not mandatory, but strongly recommended should the experience require a lot of manual interactions with your guide or local individuals.

Missing your mask? No more gel?

Try to bring your own mask and hand sanitizer before coming to your experience. Still, if needed, your guide can provide you with some if needed.

The itinari guarantee

No bad surprises

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Truly local

Our guides are chosen for their local knowledge and anchorage. Which they are happy to share with you.

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Sara Rodriguez Romo

"Juromenha – an abandoned fort from a for..."

with your exclusive local guide Sara

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