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To explore Alentejo: this is why you are visiting this website. And this is why we make it available for you.

More than a place to simply stay, Evora and the whole Alentejo are an invitation to explore the riches of the history, monuments, landscapes. With activities and events to discover the culture and the products of the land that proud Alentejo people prepare with dedication.

We help you in your exploration of Evora and Alentejo by suggesting places to visit, itineraries and activities. Follow us!

Hot air balloon Evora, Balloon ride Alentejo

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To do a hot air balloon ride in Evora or in any other spot in Alentejo is a peaceful but exciting adventure. Not too many people had the privilege to live it. Flying with the wind in a balloon gives us a wonderful perspective over the Alentejo landscape and the historic streets of Evora or any other town or village in the region. A balloon …

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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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Roman Remains in Evora

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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

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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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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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