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Évora Trip and Alentejo Wine Tour from Lisbon - Private Tour
"Explore the cultural tapestry of Évora capital of the province of Alentejo and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Passing through a rustic landscape of olive and cork trees journey 81 miles (130 km) south of Lisbon to reach the outer vineyards of this well-preserved treasure.Walk through the whitewashed Old Town to visit Évora's most famous landmark the Roman Temple. Its large Corinthian columns date back to the first century the era of Emperor Augustus. Another breathtaking stop will be the Cathedral of Évora one of the most important Gothic monuments in Portugal. Then we'll head to Saint Francis Church with the ""Bones Chapel""
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Private tour to Évora from Lisbon
"This day starts with us picking you up from the place where you are staying we will then head straight to Évora through the countryside roads of Alentejo a beautiful sightseeing road journey. Once we arrive in Évora the must see place is St Francis Church and the famous chapel of the bones. This is a very enigmatic place in the city but a definite must see monument.We will then head to the temple of Diana. Located at the top of the historical Évora it is a roman temple from the 1st Century that is in an impressive state of conservation. It is one of a kind in Portugal and the city´s most famous landmark. A wine tasting session is on the menu followed by a well deserved lunch that will have you tasting the best of Alentejo cuisine.After lunch we will head towards Monsaraz and the biggest man made lake in Europe. Monsaraz is one of the most beautiful medieval villages in Alentejo regio which is a Megalithic circle that is still a mystery for the science community."
From EUR95.00
 
Évora Private Tour from Lisbon
"The historic center of Évora is surrounded by walls built in the XVII century. A walk through the medieval village of Monsaraz is a journey through time. In Monsaraz you will also find exceptional wines and unforgettable landscapes. You will love this sightseeing tour with a wine tasting moment to relieve your senses. Some highlights of Évora Tour include the S. Francisco Church Cathedral Roman Temple Monsaraz Village visit to a winery and wine tasting.Notes: Pick-up at 9am (Lisbon) transport in a comfortable car with air-conditioning
From EUR50.00

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A Good Guide Book is Worth It

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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Bwana_Brown
Nov 21, 2004

Evora is Located HERE

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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Bwana_Brown
Aug 27, 2004

Unesco World Heritage site

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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micas_pt
Apr 12, 2004

Tourism Office

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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micas_pt
Apr 12, 2004
 
 
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Location

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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micas_pt
Apr 12, 2004

Best views of Evora

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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barryg23
Sep 12, 2005

Local Tourist Office and Useful Links

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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pieter_jan_v
Dec 21, 2009

Public bathrooms

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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Dec 22, 2009
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"Liberalitas Julia vs Yeborah"
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"Crossroad of cultures!"
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"a great excursion from Lisbon"
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"Évora"
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"A MUST see if you are in Portugal!"
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Cathedral

Cathedral of Evora is also known as SE which means Episcopal Residence because that acronym derives from Latin “Sedes Episcopalis”. This cathedral was built in 1280-1340 at the place of previous...
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Chapel of Bones

One of things I most wanted to see in Evora was the bone chapel. Since hearing/reading about it, I've been really intrigued by it - a chapel decorated with the bones/skulls of plague victims and/or...
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Praça do Giraldo Main Square

The main references of Evora to Portuguese are Diana temple and Giraldo square. As a matter of fact I hardly understand the importance of this square, except that it is central and all the main...
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