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Évora - Portugal B'side
 
 

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Évora

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District: Évora

Trivia: Because of its rich history, Évora is known as the museum city of Portugal and its historic center is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Some points of interest: Roman Temple of Évora, Bones Chapel, Cathedral of Évora, Santa Clara Convent, Água de Prata Aqueduct

Some activities: Balloon flight, Bike tours, Jeep tours, Horse rides, Wine tasting

Typical: Migas with Pork, Dogfish soup, Pão de Rala, Encharcada of Santa Clara Convent (traditional egg cake), Évora PDO cheese, Abafos (kind of clothes) of fur, Cochos de cortiça (kind of cork spoon)

Évora, Alentejo capital, brings together a broad historical, religious and cultural heritage in harmony with a unique natural beauty. Considered one of the most beautiful historic cities, it offers examples of an architectural virtually intact from different eras and civilizations. From the magnificent Roman temple in honor of the emperor Augustus, to the megalithic monument in its periphery, grandiose palaces, convents, churches, without forgetting the majestic gothic cathedral. Its historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986, and Évora is the only Portuguese city that is a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network. Despite this historical aspect, Évora is a modern city and forward-looking with a great variety of tourist and cultural activities, excellent rural accommodations that offers unique moments to relax, and some of the best restaurants in the country that offer you the wonderful Alentejo gastronomy.

This magnificent city, which remains youthful and lively, offers moments of real pleasure for anyone who travels along its picturesque squares and medieval cobbled streets. Here you can find various craft shops, modern boutiques, pastry shops with esplanades and cozy restaurants that give you a true gastronomic journey of Alentejo flavors. When the night falls and the streets became illuminated, the many students who come to study at the second oldest university in the country animate the streets and the bars that vibrate to the sound of music.

Suggestions for itineraries that pass through this place::

  1. One day in Alentejo

Recommended time:

2 to 3 days