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Evora is a city to visit slowly so that you can investigate why its classification as World Heritage by UNESCO. In each street or square in the cobbled streets there is a subject of interest.

Walking in Evora is something you do with the pleasure of discovery in mind. Not only because of its monuments but also other places just as, if not more, interesting that tell the history of Portugal. Ourselves becoming part of that history.

On these pages of Visitevora, you will find all the attractions you have heard about or read in books. Before or after you go through the city, find out what there is to visit in Évora next time you come to Alentejo, Portugal.

Among many places and monuments, this long list includes:

– Streets and squares;
– Palaces;
– Churches;
– Roman remains;
– Convents;
– Museums;
– Gardens;
– Old walls;
– Aqueduct;
– Theatre;
– Chapels;
– University.

Évora is a small city. It is possible to visit each one of these places with time. Otherwise, make your choices for a small first trip and leave a part of the finding to do on a new opportunity.

King Manuel Palace in Evora, Palácio D. Manuel

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King Manuel Palace is, still today, one of the most beautiful buildings in Evora. This monument is located inside Evora Public Park, in the tranquility of a green space with terraces and benches from where you can admire the palace. The history of King Manuel Palace is a bit turbulent, like the one of many buildings which are part of Evora’s heritage. King Afonso ordered …

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Evora Cathedral, Main Church Evora

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Evora Cathedral! You can see its silhouette from very far away, drawn up on the urban landscape. Known locally as Sé de Évora, its real name is Basílica Sé de Nossa Senhora da Assunção (Basilica Cathedral of Our Lady of Assumption). It is the largest medieval cathedral in Portugal and has no match in the rest of the country. The Cathedral of Evora “protects” the …

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Evora Roman Temple, Diana Temple

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The Roman Temple in Evora is one of the greatest and best preserved roman temples in the Iberian Peninsula. That is why it was considered World Heritage by UNESCO in 1986. This is the ex-libris of Evora, a sort of visiting card. Looking at this Roman Temple, also wrongly known as Diana Temple, is like returning to the past. It is one of the most …

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Cultural Centre Forum Eugénio de Almeida

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Forum Eugénio de Almeida is one more of the many reasons to visit Evora. Almost all of them are related to the history which has made Evora a world heritage site in the centre of the amazing nature of Alentejo, not forgetting its gastronomy and wine production. But we also have modernity in Evora. Forum Eugénio de Almeida is an innovative space dedicated to the …

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Evora Museum, Museu Evora

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Evora Museum is one of the most important in the city. So, it was remodelled in 2009. The façade looks amazing but inside was where the greatest modifications were made. Right now, Evora Museum has a few collections and an exhibition space at the same level as some museums throughout the world. Walking to high part of the city will get you to Evora Museum. …

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Evora Public Park, Jardim Público de Évora

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Evora Public Park is a magnificent garden, both for the diversity of vegetation and colours and for the tranquility it offers. It even invites us to romance in the various corners that exist there. Evora Park – History It is a space with history, connected with the past and also with architecture. In its interior we find several monuments like, among others, the remains of …

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Top 10 reasons to visit Evora Portugal

Visitar Evora

There are plenty of reasons to visit Evora. That is why it has always been one of the favorite destinations in Portugal for national and foreign tourists. This list shows only one of the possible top 10 reasons to visit Evora. Get inspired. Visit Evora – Location Where is Evora? In the heart of Alentejo, halfway between Lisbon and the Estremadura region of Spain. So, …

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Bones Chapel in Evora, Sao Francisco Church

Bones Chapel Evora

Bones Chapel in Evora always comes to mind when you think of this city. Because it is scary or simply because it is one more of its great monuments. They are all spectacular. That’s why Evora is a World Heritage site according to UNESCO. But some are more fascinating than others! Bones Chapel is one of the most popular monuments in Evora. We can even …

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