MARBLE QUARRIES

MARBLE QUARRIES

The marble and the quarries where extraction is performed strongly mark the landscape of Estremoz

This resource, used since the Roman Empire, was widespread and had its heyday in Estremoz in the Baroque period, as part of the construction of palaces, religious buildings, statues, fountains and other buildings. Marble is a dominant presence in the urban landscape and the buildings beyond. It is also the material of choice for the construction of roads in the Portuguese traditional way. The white marble of Estremoz is internationally known for its quality and is exported to many countries, especially the Middle East and Morocco.

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