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The town sits right on the banks of the River Sado and is overlooked by the Castelo Do Alcacer and an old convent.
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Igreja de Santiago

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Câmara Municipal de Alcácer do Sal

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The Fire Station on Av. dos Aviadores Gago Coutinho e Sacadura Cabral
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Igreja do Espírito Santo which is right next to the Castelo
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Rua do Castelo leading down into the town

Antigo Convento de N. S. de Aracoelli.

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The old convent is accessed from within the Pousada (hotel), and the hotel occupies the old fort or castle

Pousada Castelo Do Sal

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The hotel is a sympathetic extension of the Castelo and Convent
DSC_0657 The Hotel entrance
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Looking in from the cool reception area
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Looking back at the reception

About Alcacer do Sal

By the 16th century, the whole Sado Basin, where Alcácer do Sal is located, had experienced an important African immigration as a way to compensate for the demographic deficit that accompanied the Portuguese overseas expansion. Later, in the 18th century, a new wave of slaves was recruited to Alcácer do Sal to work the salt fields and cultivate rice, the two important economic activities in the region. A recent genetic study in 2010 found in Alcacer the highest frequencies (22%) of Sub-Saharan maternal lineages reported so far in Europe and, according to the authors, likely associated with the influx of African slaves between the 15th and 19th centuries. Wikipedia

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