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The discovery of Évora
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Located in the south of Portugal, Évora is one of the cities with more history of our country. Visit Évora in a practical way, whether by train, bus, private or rented car.
The discovery of Évora
Located in the heart of Alentejo, Évora is a land of endless golden fields, raised by olive and cork trees.
Known as the capital of the Alentejo, about 130km from Lisbon, Évora is one of the most beautiful historic cities in the world. Moreover, traces of its past history led its historic center to be classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 1986.
Évora is a real town-museum. Board on a unique journey on foot inside the medieval walls of the Old City and see yourself surrounded by picturesque cobbled streets, large arcades and squares where you can find craft shops and street artists. Find out the temple of Diana, built by the Romans in honor of the Emperor Augustus, the famous Giraldo Square, the stately palaces, chapels, convents, churches and the majestic Gothic cathedral.
The cafes, bars and restaurants invite you to relax and offer a culinary journey through the south of the country. Once in Alentejo, do not hesitate to try a traditional meal pig meat from the Alentejo and a glass of rich regional wine. Leave the worries and relax in the most romantic city in Alentejo!
The Bones Chapel is one of the most iconic monuments of Évora. Fully lined with human bones, this chapel is located in the Church of San Francisco, dating from the seventeenth century
The Roman Temple of Évora, better known as Diana Temple, is one of the most important Roman monuments in Portugal. It is a Corinthian temple, built in the early first century AD. It is situated on the highest point of the city of Évora.
In Évora, all roads lead to Giraldo Square. This square was built with cobblestone. In the Plaza you can find a source of baroque style, built in marble and with 8 spouts, each associated with each main street from Giraldo Square.
The Évora Cathedral, founded in 1186, is the largest medieval cathedral of Portugal. It is a cathedral with various architectural styles associated (Romanesque, Baroque, Manueline, Gothic). Go up and enjoy the fantastic view of the city of Évora.
The Cromelech Almendres is the largest set of structured menhirs in the Iberian Peninsula. It consists of 95 stone monoliths.
The Walls of Évora (the medieval, Roman and Arabic fence), known as New Fence of Évora or Fernandinas Walls of Évora, are located in Santo Antão parish. They are classified as a national monument since 1922.