Must See & Do
It's no wonder that Evora has the title of a UNESCO World Heritage City, with it's long history and beautifully preserved monuments. Delve into the past within the 14th Century walls, and marvel at the striking architectural works within. Emora is a maze of immaculately cobbled streets, and you won't struggle to find attractive restaurants to serve up authentic Alentejan cuisine.
FOODS TO TRY:
Ensopado de Borrego
You can’t go to Evora without trying one of these delicious traditional lamb stews. Hearty and full of flavour, you’ll be able to find this on most menus in the local resturants.
A short way to the west of Evora is this jaw-dropping neolithic site, over 8000 years old. There are 95 standing stones forming two large circles; it’s hard to believe this ancient site was only uncovered in the 1960s! When you’re there be sure to check out the intricate carvings on the stones.
- Capela dos OssosThe Bone Chapel is one of the most popular sights in Evora, and certainly one of the more memorable. This chapel is decorated with the bones of 5000 people, and isn’t for the faint hearted.
- Templo RomanoCommonly referred to as The Temple of Diana, the well preserved remains of this temple date back to the 2nd or early 3rd century
- Praça do Giraldo This is the main central plaza of the city, and the heart of Evora. The square is surrounded by fine examples of 16th century Gothic architecture, and is a perfect spot to relax in the sun.
- Sé Cathedral of EvoraThis fortress-like medievil cathedral is one of the most important local monuments, and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988
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