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Elvas Tour | Visit to the world heritage Unesco city

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A tour to Elvas from Évora is something that many visitors look for, because these two cities are considered world heritage by UNESCO. What we offer in this route is a visit to Elvas with transport from Évora and a guide who will help you in your discoveries of places and history. This guided visit to Elvas allows you to fully understand the importance of …

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Aldeia da Terra – Pottery handicraft in Evora

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Aldeia da Terra (Clay Village), in Évora, has this name because it is made of clay and because it is the artistic representation of any village in this peculiar land which is the Alentejo. So, to visit Évora (and the Alentejo) is also to visit Aldeia da Terra. It became a must visit site for those who go through the streets in the historic city …

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Activities and experiences in Alentejo

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This page of suggestions of activities and experiences in Alentejo shows us that the region is much more than a land of tranquility where all we can do is rest. A long time ago, coming to Alentejo Portugal meant to just go through cities and villages, as well as appreciate the wonderful food before visitors returned to their hotel room. Those times are long past! …

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Evora Megalithic Tour (Almendres Cromlech included)

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Going on the Megalithic Tour in Evora, a visit to the megalithic monuments in this region, means to go back thousands of years in time. In Evora district there are more than 10 megalithic sites, making this fenomenal testimony of prehistory in Alentejo one of the most important in the Iberian Peninsula and Europe altogether. These prehistoric monuments go back to the Neolithic period (5500-4500 …

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Monsaraz Tour, Guided Visit Monsaraz

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A tour to Monsaraz, or a guided tour to Monsaraz, is almost always on the plans of tourists in Alentejo. Because of the incomparable beauty we find on this medieval village that stopped in time. But also for the landscapes you can see from the top of the hill. Especially after the construction of the Alqueva Dam brought to Monsaraz the waters of this enormous …

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Cante Alentejano, polyphonic singing from Alentejo, Portugal – UNESCO

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Cante Alentejano is part of the strongest traditions of Alentejo, together with Alentejo cuisine and Alentejo wine. What wonderful traditions we have here to show you! When people listen to Cante, it becomes part of them. They feel a little bit “alentejanos” when they listen to the powerful voices of choral groups, which reach their souls. That is why Cante is now on the Unesco …

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Evora museums list

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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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Jewish Quarter in Evora

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The Jewish Quarter in Évora was one of the biggest, richest and most important jewish quarters in the country. No wonder, since this was the second Portuguese city during the Middle Ages. Starting in the 14th century, the jews in Portugal were forced to live in their own neighbourhoods, named “Judiarias” (Jewish Quarters). This way, the interaction between christians and jews was limited. Their rights …

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