This is the largest region in Portugal but its strength isn't in its size, it is in its people, history, heritage, gastronomy, wines, scents and places of interest. Alentejo is more than the Tagus, the river that marks the "border". It is Portalegre, Beja and Évora; it is continental and Atlantic; it is inland and coastline. Alentejo is Alqueva, the largest man-made lake in Europe; it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Évora and Elvas); it is one of the best coastlines in the world. It is cork, wine, olive oil, cheese, Arraiolos rugs, the Templo de Diana, the Serra D'Ossa. It is the friendly nature of its people and the warmth of the sun that seems to beat down stronger here.