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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.

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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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Visit Evora – Top 10 reasons to come to Alentejo, Portugal

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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

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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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University of Evora, Colegio do Espírito Santo

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The University of Evora (Evora University) is composed of several buildings, spread across town and the surrounding area, which accommodate the different departments. Practically all of them are restorations of old historical structures closely linked to the rich past of Evora. The most important building of the University of Evora is the Colégio do Espírito Santo, one of the places most visited by tourists from …

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Giraldo Square, Praça do Giraldo

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In Evora, all streets lead to Giraldo Square, Praça do Giraldo in Portuguese. It has been like this since its construction, in 1571/1573. This is where you will end up walking to. And where you will want to sit on a terrace and have a drink. Giraldo Square is an icon paying tribute to Fearless Geraldo Geraldes, the man who conquered Evora from the Moors …

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Evora walls, Medieval Ramparts

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Evora Walls are one of the wonders of the city and they have the power to take us to immemorial times. They are classified as National Monument in Portugal since 1922 and are part of the historic centre of Evora World Heritage Unesco. Évora is one of the few Portuguese cities that, through times, has maintained its old walls nearly untouched. King Afonso IV ordered …

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Roman Baths in Evora Town Hall

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Evora Roman Baths were probably built between the 2nd and 3rd centuries. They were discovered at the end of 1987, when archaeological excavations were being made in the oldest part of Evora Town Hall building, in Largo do Sertorio. Like every person living in Evora might have predicted. When we have excavations in the historic centre, we always find more remains of the past. These …

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Evora Library

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Evora Library, or Evora Public Library, is an imposing building on the top part of the city, where other monuments were also built. You will surely find it when you explore the historic streets. It opened in 1666 with the objective to be the Colégio dos Moços do Coro da Sé (college for the choir boys of the cathedral), according to an idea of the …

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