Estremoz


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Estremoz

(ĕshtrəmôsh`), town (1991 pop. 16,910), Évora dist., S central Portugal, in Alto Alentejo. It is famous for its white, almost translucent marble and also for its pottery. The castle, with its stately tower built in the 13th cent., is much admired. Some of the expeditions of Nun'Álvares Pereira were based at Estremoz, and in the 17th cent. it was important in the wars with Spain.
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The rim is available in brass, copper or nickel sheet and the marble in estremoz, negro marquina or carrara.
The region is mostly known for its production of high quality marble dimension stone for the international market, namely from the municipalities of Estremoz, Borba and Vila Vicosa.
With unimpeded North or South facing views of the city or Lake Ontario, each guestroom or suite at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto offers floor-to-ceiling windows with heated perimeters, rich African Anigre wood and Portuguese Estremoz marble that complements the neutral, yet contemporary decor.
109) Eis como este capitao do Regimento de Artilharia da Praca de Estremoz chegou a familiar do Santo Oficio e como base nesta distincao a cavaleiro da Ordem de Cristo, (110) apesar da fama de mulatice, com sinais evidentes no corpo.
With a fortified upper town crowned by a castle, Estremoz is a scenic day trip away from Evora.
It is recorded as being "made from the red clay of Estremoz.
Hearths are likely to be the purest white marble such as Estremoz Claro or the striking black of Ruivina.
Estremoz marble is another high value stone--essentially white, but with relief in black to give striking and exclusive design ideas.
From Portugal, a meat product, Farinheira de Estremoz e Borba, will be covered.
This rhetoric was applied to educational projects carried out by Mello Breyner in her palace in the Alentejo, where she was responsible for educating both her servants' children and other children from Estremoz.
So too, are the towns of Estremoz, Borba and Vila Vicosa, where even the poorest neighbourhoods boast sparkling houses built from white marble quarried nearby.