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Alqueva Lake by 4X4
"The ‘new’ Alentejo is a must. The largest artificial lake in Europe is here. The wines that are beginning to belong to the world and the cuisine rich rooted and unforgettable are now living the rural modernity in an exemplary way. Landscapes arranged by nature and accepted by Man show that environmental perfection can be achieved. Golden plains water mirrors vineyard farming
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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."
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Museum

This Museum, closed on Mondays, shows some remarkable works and masterpieces of Arts and Archaeology. The main pieces are either paintings and sculptures, some of them made in white marble, a typical “stone” of this region. There you may admire pieces that range from the Roman epoch to modern sculptures, representing the city’s history, past and present. This Museum is situated on a 16th century palace, that used to be the residence of governors and bishops.

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Apr 11, 2004

Monument of Vasco da Gama

You can easily find this monument in Jardim Publico or Public Garden. This monument was presented in 1997 by South African Province of Natal to city of Evora on 500 years anniversary of discovery of Natal by Vasco da Gama in 1497. Evora received this monument because Great discoverers lived and studied here for short period. The text on the pedestal is written in Portuguese, English and Afrikaans, commemorating the date:
"THIS MONUMENT WAS PRESENTED TO PORTUGAL BY THE PEOPLE OF NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA, TO COMMEMORATE THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF VASCO DA GAMA WHO DISCOVERED NATAL ON CHRISTMAS DAY 1497".

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Sep 15, 2014

WW I Monument

When you arrive to Evora by train from Lisbon and walking toward the center of the city, first significant thing you will see, will be the monument to the soldiers of Portuguese Expeditionary Corps fought in Flanders in 1917-1918 as the part of the Entente Allied Forces. On the pinnacle there is another inscription, in Latin: "FILIIS PRO PATRIA CAESIS EBORA" which means “To the sons of Evora fallen for the Fatherland”.

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Sep 14, 2014

general description

Surrounded by plains in the heart of the Alentejo, with its historic center and the unique atmosphere of the old town, Évora was fittingly declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1986.
The city, enclosed within Roman, medieval and 17th-century walls, has been important since Roman times, as it can be seen by the ruins of its emblematic Roman Temple , built in the 2nd century AD.
The animated main square, Praça do Giraldo, has Moorish arcades, a fountain dating from 1571 and is a popular meeting-place on market days.
From there you can explore the city´s more than 20 churches and monasteries, ancient streets with often curious names or the more touristical Rua 5 de Outubro, with shops selling handicrafts from copper pans to carved cork.

Évora has excellent restaurants and you can stay, for example, in the Convento dos Lóios, a 15th-century monastery turned into a pousada (a state-run inn).
The city´s Cathedral, built between 1186 and 1204, includes a Gothic entrance with the sculpted figures of the Apostles, an 18th-century main altar and many other treasures of sacred art; the 15th-century church of São Francisco is famous for its fascinating but rather sinister Chapel of Bones, made from the remains of monks.
But Évora is also a lively town due mainly to its University. The Jesuits first installed a school there in 1559, but they were banned and the school closed in the 18th century; now, it is still part of the new University, with its elegant cloister, a Baroque chapel and magnificent azulejos (painted tiles).

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Jul 04, 2005
 
 
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Henriquina Fountain

There are several nice fountains throughout the town. In front of the cathedral I found this beautiful one, which used to be supplied by the water coming into town via the aqueduct. It is called the Henriquina Fountain and has renaissance style.

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May 17, 2012

Monument of Vasco da Gama

Inside the Jardim Publico you will find a statue of Vasco da Gama who discovered the seaway to India. It is thought that he had studied mathematics and navigation here in Evora.
The monument is a present of the State of Southafrica to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Vasco da Gama.

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May 17, 2012

Dead Man Fountain...

I have no idea about the name of this fountain, but I called it the Dead Man!

It is between the Roman Temple and the Placa de Giraldo...

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Apr 15, 2004
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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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