The Alentejo plain is a great place to see cork trees. It's so interesting to see the numbers printed on the bark. Every nine years the bark can be peeled off the trees and used as cork (a relative in the oak family). You owuldn;t thin they were very interestng until you saw them in their natural habitat.
Unesco World Heritage site
Évora’s historic centre is classified by Unesco as World Heritage site – the urban group formed by streets, squares and fountain. This city is often referred to as museum-city, as there are so many things to observe while strolling on the streets - often referred on most guidebooks, are the white houses with blue or yellow stripes and beautiful balconies made in iron. Évora’s “golden years” were in the 15th century, when Portuguese Kings and Queens chose this city to live.
Cromeleque dos Almendres 2
This monument is located 5 kilometers from Évora. You can just rent a bike and go there, everyone does.
Located on the road to Montemor-o-Novo. Turn left to Guadalupe and go straight ahead until you pass the little town. Enter a durt road and go almost 2 kilometers until you finally get there.
Theres another megalithic monument before called Menhir but theres still the Cromeleques after.
Patio de Salema 3
Another old building not being used by anything at all. This one is on the some place as the Cafetaria Salema shown to you on the restaurant tips. I always love when the sky has this special colour against the white, cracked buildings of Evora. I like and I actually search for colour on my pictures and the contrasts that you can get in these kind of buildings is just wonderful indeed. I remember maybe 3 years ago to break in this Patio de Salema a window of the SOIR Joaquim Antonio de Aguiar with an arrow. The Youth POrtuguese Institute was promoting sport among the youngs and one of the things put on the street to try was bow and arrows with the obvious needed protection with a net. Well... heheh I don't know what happen but I just saw my arrow hiting the top of the net gaining more speed go up a stairs and crash into the window of the building. the arrow is gone now but the windows has still a whole. sorry abou that.
Near Évora there is a small town called Estremoz. Estremoz is famous nationwide and also in other countries due to its white marble – it is called the “white gold of Estremoz”. I’ve read that Portugal is the second European supplier of white marble, after Italy. About 90% of Portugal’s white marble extraction is done in Estremoz area. So, in Évora you will find some beautiful sculptures made in this “precious” stone, such as the one on my photo. This sculpture is located on a small garden by the Roman Temple.