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  • Local Tourist Office - Évora
    Local Tourist Office - Évora
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  • Tourist Information Display - Évora
    Tourist Information Display - Évora
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  • Public bathroom - Évora
    Public bathroom - Évora
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    Local Tourist Office and Useful Links

    by pieter_jan_v Written Dec 21, 2009

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    Local Tourist Office - ��vora
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    Favorite thing: The Local Tourist Office is located at:
    Praça do Giraldo 73 - 7000-508 Évora
    Tel: +351-26-6702671

    Business hours:
    Summer: 9AM - 7 PM
    Winter: 9AM - 6PM

    USEFUL LINKS:
    Evora council

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    Best views of Evora

    by barryg23 Updated Sep 12, 2005

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    Evora from the Cathedral
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    Favorite thing: There are a number of places in Evora from where you can get a great view over the city. My favourite was the view from the rooftop of the Cathedral. From here, you can see the fields in the distance - it gives a good impression of just how compact Evora is. However, you'll have to pay the 3 Euro entry to the Cathedral for this view. Another good viewing point is from the Jardim do Paco near the Roman temple, overlooking the northern end of the town.

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    A Good Guide Book is Worth It

    by Bwana_Brown Updated Nov 21, 2004

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    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide

    Favorite thing: Months before we went to Portugal, we decided that we needed a decent travel guide to help us understand this completely foreign country. Based on previous travel experiences, the internet is great for a 'quick hit' if you need information. However, you cannot beat a good book if you want information in great detail and at your fingertips at all times!

    We went to the local bookstore and checked out Fodors, Lonely Planet and all the others but, when it came right down to it, I could not resist the significantly more expensive (US$28) DK Eyewitness Travel Guide. It is a 480-page full-colour book with detailed maps, photos and information, yet it is only the size of a paperback novel! Without the colour in a guide, you miss so much. Let me tell you that it was worth every penny. It described the history of Portugal and its rulers, its architecture, customs, foods and the most minute details on each of its areas. The book described the recommended road tours in each area of the country and provided maps showing and describing the attractions in every part of the country.

    We took it with us everywhere, even when waiting for a meal so we could either plan our next move or read up on the useful Portugese phrases and translations of menu items!

    In short, get one!

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    Evora is Located HERE

    by Bwana_Brown Updated Aug 27, 2004

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    On Our Way North Along the Spanish Border

    Favorite thing: After finishing our very enjoyable excursion in the southwest corner of Portugal in the Algarve, we headed north for Evora. It was a long but interesting drive on great highways (see my 'Algarve' page for details) on a beautiful day.

    Evora is situated not too far from the Spanish border and is about 1/3rd of the way up from the southern beaches of the Algarve.

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    Location

    by micas_pt Written Apr 12, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Évora is the capital of the District of Évora, one of the Districts that compose the region of Alentejo. The city is situated on the interior of mainland, about 135km from Lisbon. Évora is somewhat near the Spanish border – about 100km distant.

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    Tourism Office

    by micas_pt Written Apr 12, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Évora Tourism Office is situated on Giraldo’s square, it is very easy to find – while facing the church, the Information Centre is located on your left side, across the taxi stop. The helpful staff will provide you a free map of the city with main Must See, briefly described on the back in 3 languages: Portuguese, English and French. There are also guides and books about the area on sale here.

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    Unesco World Heritage site

    by micas_pt Written Apr 12, 2004

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    Favorite thing: 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.

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    Public bathrooms

    by pieter_jan_v Written Dec 22, 2009

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    Public bathroom - ��vora
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    Favorite thing: Évora has public bathrooms.

    At mid-town there's one at Rua Bernando de Matos, close to the Praça do Giraldo.

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