The village and the community Alferce (about 450 inhabitants) is situated roughly 8 km east of the county town of Monchique by the N267 in the mountains of the > Serra de Monchique <.

Coordinates: 37° 20′ N, 8° 29′ W 

The central site of the village is the church > Igreja Matriz de São Romão de Alferce < from the 16th century. A small regional museum (a former parish house) abuts on the church.

The church as well as the museum can only be visited on Sundays during the mass.

Azulejos depicture the rural life in and around Alferce.