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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.

Roman Remains in Evora

evora roman remains

Finding Roman remains in Evora is not something that surprises our visitors. Did you know that, during the romanisation era in the Iberian Peninsula, the whole Alentejo region was of vital importance to Rome? The city of Evora quickly got the attention of the Roman troops for its privileged location. Alentejo was a rich source of wheat, a fundamental cereal for Rome. Panem et circenses …

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Evora Market, Mercado Municipal de Evora

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Evora Municipal Market is located on the nice 1º de Maio Square, near Evora Public Park, Rossio, S. Francisco Church and the famous Bones Chapel. It is also not too far from Giraldo Square, the great city centre. By the market, we also find one of the many departments of Evora University. Because this area has so many points of interest, many tourists visit it, …

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Evora museums list

evora museums convent

Evora museums tell the story of the city and Alentejo, Portugal. These museums are places where the past is shown on exhibits. But, in many cases, also on the walls of important buildings which witnessed hundreds of years go by slowly. The museums of Evora are perfectly integrated in the historical centre. This allows you to visit some of them while you also explore the …

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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

evora roman temple diana

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 the city, a sort of visiting card. And, of course, the most important representative of the Roman remains in Evora. Looking at this Roman Temple, also wrongly known as …

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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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