Evora Library, or Evora Public Library, is an imposing building on the top part of …Read More »
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VisitEvora is your first step to get to know Evora and Alentejo. The planning of your trip to the beautiful heart of Alentejo, Portugal, starts right here. This website has two clear objective: to arouse your curiosity to come and see Evora and, at the same time, help you plan your routes and explorations. Come find out why tourism in this city and throughout the whole region has been continuously growing these last few years. Come see the landscapes. Discover our food and drink while you breathe the pure, relaxed air of Alentejo. Regardless of your preferences, Alentejo has something to get you excited. Whether you come to rest, seek adventure, get to know the history of Portugal, eat and drink like in no other place,... In this beautiful region of Portugal, you will find yourself. The content of Visitevora is written with the purpose of presenting you the city and its outskirts. From the frontier with Spain until the sea. From the Algarve until Beira Interior, Ribatejo and Estremadura regions. Accept the invitation to come discover our city.
Why visit Evora?The whole town is a World Heritage Site, an open air museum according to UNESCO since 1986. Its walls have been guarding the streets and building practically unaltered throughout the centuries. It is this historical and cultural wealth which attracts more and more Portuguese and foreign visitors. Let's just say it is a poorly kept "secret", although we are still safe from the hordes of tourists that visit some European cities. The fascination of the trip starts right away when you travel the roads of the Alentejo region. Then, it accompanies you while you enter the historical centre of Evora, with its impressive walls keeping the "eborenses"; safe for a long time now. Inside them, you are awaited by traces of Roman times, medieval buildings, palaces and convents which are witness to the golden era of Portugal (15th and 16th centuries). The fascination of the trip starts as soon as you hit the Alentejo roads. Then, it keeps on when you enter Evora city centre, with its imposing old walls guarding the people inside for centuries. Remains of Roman times, medieval buildings, palaces and convents that are a testimony of the golden era of Portugal (15th and 16th centuries) await you. The religious influence is clearly noticed in the city, in its many churches and even in the Colégio do Espírito Santo (Holy Spirit College), today the University of Evora, where the Jesuits taught. In spite of all these beautiful places, no matter where you go for a walk, what you will always remember is the architecture and the pristine white of the houses in the narrow streets. You will surely not forget the friendly people of Alentejo either. Because it is so diverse, the richness regarding culture and patrimony makes this the ideal place to visit alone, with your family, with friends or on a romantic trip. Get to know, right now, 10 reasons to
Evora highlightsThe historical centre of the town is not very big. So, it is possible to see it all by having long walks through the narrow streets. However, you are going to need some more time to enjoy everything Evora has to offer. Slowly, at the pace we do things here in Alentejo. Take your time with us and pay attention to every architectural detail. Discover your favourite restaurant in Evora and across Alentejo after you try the delicious food that doesn't let us forget this place. To go with the dishes, choose a renowned Alentejo wine. A precious experience in itself. Visit us following your interests but enjoy Alentejo fully. Discover the reason why UNESCO has considered Evora world heritage and Alentejo has been in the spotlight of travel websites and magazines like National Geographic year after year. Make no mistake. This is really one of the best world destinations. With a lot to discover! Without missing the highlights in your visit to Evora city but also taking a tour through the fields and the most fantastic villages in Alentejo.
Monsaraz, the graceful medieval village of Monsaraz, maintains the magic from ancient times like few …Read More »
This website is just the start of your visit to this part of Portugal. Explore Alentejo on your own or enrich your learning experience with the local guides of our Alentejo Tours . Use our share buttons and invite your friends. Choose a hotel from the list on the sidebar and make your reservation. We will see each other soon!