Destinations - Évora

Évora is the most romantic city in the Alentejo and was considered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. A city of Roman foundation, the surrounding walls keep the streets and secular buildings, churches, monasteries, and palaces almost unchanged.

It has a unique historical center, one of the richest in Portugal, which is worth discovering at every step. Take the route between your main square, Giraldo Square, and Largo da Porta de Moura, wandering through the narrow, cobbled streets of the interior walls. A tour full of stories to discover.

The Roman Temple of Évora (also called Temple of Diana) is one of the most representative Roman monuments in Portugal and is what remains of the ancient Roman forum. It is located in the highest area of ​​the city and is surrounded by the Public Library, Sé de Évora (which is the largest medieval cathedral in the country), the Church and Convent of Lóios and the Tribunal of the Inquisition.

Also visit the Chapel of the Bones (or Church of San Francisco), completely lined with human bones, built to be a metaphor for the transience of life.

The Water of the Silver Aqueduct was included in the list of 50 monuments of world interest by the World Monuments Fund, an organization dedicated to the preservation of the world cultural heritage.

Once outside the city center, visit Cromeleque dos Almendres, an internationally known megalithic monument from the Neolithic period, and stroll through the menhirs, letting yourself be embroiled in the mystique of bygone days. In addition, you can also visit the Anta Grande do Zambujeiro, which is also one of the largest megalithic buildings in Europe.

If you are more adventurous, you can experience one of the activities offered at the Évora Aerodrome, such as the vibrant experience of jumping off a plane in free fall and parachute landing.

Évora is also known for its excellent restaurants, where you can taste the true traditional cuisine, based on the kid stews, pork, açordas, the soup of cation, dishes always seasoned with the most varied herbs. Accompany all this, of course, with one of the excellent wines that the Alentejo has to offer.

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