Montargil is a pre-Roman, medieval village, founded in 1315. It belonged to the Ribatejo region but became part of the Alto Alentejo region in recent times. It is situated 27 kilometres from Ponte de Sor with a population of approximately 4,000.
Its Church (Igreja Matriz) is beautifully decorated and features a wooden figure of Saint Peter from the 16th century and its Chapel of Santo Antonio dates back to 1713. It has another two chapels - Senhora das Almas and S. Pedro and another two churches, S. Sebastiao and Misericordia.
Montargil has a small town hall, a water fountain and several monuments including a watchtower. The village holds a monthly market which takes place on the first Sunday of each month for those interested in visiting this charming little village. Famous for its recently discovered Roman burial grounds and excavations of ceramic objects and other relics, it's definitely special.