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The vestiges of human occupation in this area are ancient, however Vidigueira only has official documents that relate it as a locality since the 13th century.
The development of this mainly agricultural village was made mostly due to the quality of the wine here produced, already famous in the 15th century.
Vidigueira has several interesting buildings, such as the remaining of its Castle, the 17th century Misericórdia Church with beautiful 18th century glazed tiles, the nossa Senhora das Relíquias Convent (situated at about 2km from the centre of the village, and built in 1493), the São Pedro Chapel and its viewpoint with a astonishing view over the Alentejo Plain, and the interesting Municipal Museum, with a local ethnographical collection.
In Vidigueira’s surroundings there are several testemonies of ancient human occupation, such as the Corte Serrão Anta, the São Cucufate Roman Villa Ruins, or the Zambujal and Monte da Cegonha Roman Ruins.
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