Alentejo is famous for its marble. It comes in pink, white and grey, in the wonderful towns of Borba, Vila Viçosa and Estremoz. In Vila Viçosa, there is a nice little marble museum that you can visit. A few days ago, as I was carrying wood from one place to another at the Monte, I came across a little marvel of... green marble. What was previously regarded as triturus marmoratus is now regarded as a separate species limited to the south western part of the Iberic peninsula.