Evora Day Tour from Lisbon

Evora is a historic Portuguese city that lies in the heart of the Alentejo region. The city boasts a charming centre, numerous interesting sights and an unhurried, relaxed ambience. Evora is one of the hidden gems of Portugal, capital of the Alentejo region with one of the most complete medieval centres in the country. It’s a magical place, its medina-like streets hiding away a Roman temple, a cathedral, some fascinating churches and some great restaurants. It’s small and compact enough to see on a Lisbon to Évora day trip, giving you ample time to get around the main sights.

It’s a city with many layers of history. Évora has been a Roman provincial capital, a Moorish city and the residence of several Portuguese kings. Come with us on a private tour to discover it!

Evora

We'll pick you up at your hotel and drive you in a comfortable van with A/C. 


After arriving in Évora, we begin the city tour through the center of Évora. Evora was conquered from the Moors by Geraldo '' Without fear '' in 1166 and during the Middle Ages was one of the most prosperous cities in the Kingdom, especially during the Avis Dynasty (1385-1580).


We will visit the Temple of Diana. The Roman Temple in Évora is one of the grandest and best preserved Roman temples in the entire Iberian Peninsula, having been considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. It is the ex-libris of the city of Évora.


Then we will visit Bones Chapel. The Chapel of Bones was built in the seventeenth century on the initiative of three Franciscan friars whose purpose was to convey the message of the transience and fragility of human life. This message is clearly conveyed to visitors right at the entrance through the warning: "We bones that are here, for your waiting." It shows, in the background, the macabre taste of Baroque man for necrophilia ..


After lunch we will visit the Évora Cathedral Founded in 1186 and consecrated in 1204, the Évora Cathedral, dedicated to Santa Maria, is the largest medieval cathedral in the country, and an unrivaled example of Roman-Gothic transition architecture. A primitive temple built between 1186 and the early years of the 13th century was followed by the grand monument that exists today, essentially the result of two notable campaigns from the Lower Middle Ages. VISIT TO A FARM OF WINE PRODUCERS


After the visit, followed by olive and wine tasting aims to challenge the four senses. touch it, watch it, breathe it and savor it.

Arraiolos

On our way back to Lisbon we will stop by Arraiolos to visit the castle and the small village where the traditional rugs are made. 

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Portugal Travel Center

Guimarães, Portugal

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