About Ponte de Sor

Ponte de Sor is a municipality in the Portuguese district of Portalegre. The population in 2011 was 22,996, in an area of 407.53 km². It was promoted to municipality in 1836. The town Ponte de Sor is located in the southeast of the district, bordering Spain. The present Mayor is José Almeida Rodrigues, elected by the Social Democratic Party. The municipal holiday is Ascension Day. Ponte de Sor was once an important stop on the trade route between Lisbon and Madrid. Ponte de Sor's golden age was in the 16th century, when the town was a prosperous commercial center. Today, Ponte de Sor is a sleepy backwater, but its history and architecture make it an interesting place to visit. The town's most notable landmark is the Ponte de Sor Bridge, a 16th-century stone bridge that spans the Sor River. Ponte de Sor is also home to a number of well-preserved medieval churches, including the Church of Our Lady of Conception, the Church of St. John the Baptist, and the Church of St. Francis of Assisi. If you're looking for a taste of old-world Portugal, Ponte de Sor is definitely worth a visit.