Designated as a “Museum City”, Évora is one of the most monumental cities in Portugal. Wandering through the streets of the city will transport you to other times and unique experiences, full of identity and human heritage. Here is a suggestion of a one-day itinerary through the city of Évora:
- The Roman Temple – Situated in Largo do Conde de Vila Flor, the temple is one of the best preserved Roman constructions on the Iberian Peninsula, dating from the 2nd century and an integral part of the city’s historic centre, a World Heritage Site.
Adress: Largo do Conde de Vila Flor, 7000-863 Évora
- The Cadaval Palace– It is located in the vicinity of the Roman Temple (also known as Diana Temple) and is one of the richest historical places because of its past and its architectural beauty.
Adress: Largo do Conde de Vila Flor,7000-845 Évora
Contact: 967 979 763
Opening Hours: Every day from 10am to 8pm
- Museu de Évora – It is commonly known as Nacional Museum of Évora and holds collections of around 20 thousand pieces, with special emphasis on the collections of Painting, Sculpture and Archaeology.
Adress:Largo do Conde de Vila Flor, 7000-804 Évora Telefone:266 730 480
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m., reopening at 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.; closed on Mondays
Price: 4€ (50% discount for visitors aged 65+, students, youth card); free admission on Sundays and for children under 18 accompanied by their family
- Évora Cathedral – Located on the outskirts of the Museu de Évora, it is the most remarkable church in the city. It has a terrace with a panoramic view of the whole city, since the cathedral is located on one of the highest points of the city.
Adress: Largo do Marquês de Marialva, 7000-809 Évora Telefone: 266 759 330
Opening Hours: Every day from 9h00 to 17h00
Price: Museum, Cathedral, Cloister and Tower – €4.50 (Students and seniors (+65) – €4.00); Museum, Cloister and Cathedral – €4.00 (Students and seniors (+65) – €3.50); Cathedral, Cloister and Tower – €3.50 and Cathedral and Cloister – €3.00
- Giraldo Square– Considered the heart of the city, it is the largest and most central square in Évora. With its privileged location, it brings together one of the most important structures of the city, the Chafariz da Praça do Giraldo.
Adress: 7000-661 Évora
- Roman Baths of Évora – Situated inside the Évora City Hall, in Largo do Sertório, are some of the most recent archaeological discoveries, including the room of the “Laconicum” (steam baths) which is an integral part of them.
Adress: Praça do Sertório s/n, 7004-506 Évora