Distrito de Évora Off The Beaten Path

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Distrito de Évora Off The Beaten Path

  • University buildings-General

    Évora Off The Beaten Path

    In Evora you will find the 2nd oldest university in Portugal,dating back to the year 1559. This university-buildings are next to the Mercade Municipal and the Franziscan church. We did not enter the buildings, a big part of them was also modernized of course but it was really interesting to learn something about this part of Potugese history.

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  • Street scenes

    Évora Off The Beaten Path

    Late in the afternoon, after we had done our touristy things in Evora, we took a walk, both for a "rest" from the day and also with an eye open for a good place to eat dinner. As we approached the town square, we heard singing and saw a group of people surrounding a group of troubadors. We joined them and enjoyed watching a group sing, dance and...

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  • Cromeleques dos Almendres

    Évora Off The Beaten Path

    March 17 - Temples of the Equinox The visit is as follows: Cromlech Vale de Maria do Meio - Symbology of cromlechs, Rites ofthe equinox in prehistory, Ancient Meaning of Easter Cromlech of Portela de Mogos - Prehistory of Portugal, prehistoric peoples of Évora, theories of migration of peoples. Menhir of Almendres - Meaning of Menhirs, dream...

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  • Outside Walls

    Évora Off The Beaten Path

    This convent produces everything it needs for its monks. They don't go out. There are two distinct monasteries. This is the one inside the walls of the fortress. The monks that live here are in "Clausura" system which means that they dont get out of the monastery. Women can't visit this monastery. To go here you have to go direction Arraiolos all...

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  • Sao Bento's Hill

    Évora Off The Beaten Path

    Wonderful place where you can see a full view of this city. This place has some old wind mils. take the road to Malagueira and as soon as you get to the Municipal Swiming Pool garden turn left. Straight ahead until road that goes up the hill. Enjoy.

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  • Bairro da Malagueira

    Évora Off The Beaten Path

    Made by the famous architect Alvaro Siza Veira, its has this arabish look. Go for a walk. Be careful cos some of the houses are habited by gipsies that some times could be not very friendly. Malagueira has 1 or 2 bad areas, the one near the Cruz da Picada district. Even tough don't worry.

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  • Medieval Paintings

    Évora Off The Beaten Path

    This is really a very nice ip that you'll thank me after. Nobody knows about this place. Ask in the Turism Office for more details or just go to the after of Eugenio de Almeida building (same building just follow the road towards the museum and temple square, first door on the left after the Fundaçao Eugenio de Almeida's main entrance). The door is...

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  • Santa Justa

    The Santa Justa religious complex is formed by a church, an abandoned school, a cross and a cemetery. The church is closed and the only habitant is the stork that made a nest on top of the bell tower.The cemitery is still being used as people take care of it and still have funerals.There'a also a cross in the middle of the field (you can see it on...

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