Our tour starts driving by The Vasco da Gama Bridge, the longest bridge in Lisbon and Europe. It was built for the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition and measures 17.2 km long.
Soon as We arrive in Évora the first stop is to visit the Adega da Cartuxa, one of the most prestigious wineries in Portugal. To taste the best wines of the Alentejo and fter We drive heading toward the city center.
After walking through the streets of Évora’s historic center our next destination is Praça do Giraldo
Evora’s main square, with its picturesque stone arches, is flanked by some fine examples of Romanesque and Gothic architecture.
Temple to Diana is one of the must do in Evora. Built in the 1st century ad, It is one of the best preserved Roman monuments in Portugal, tven the detailed carvings on the tops of the columns are still there. Only rediscovered in our times and hidden inside a larger structure, the temple was well protected from the elements for ages. I like the idea of protecting well this historic heritage signs With the surrounding buildings, contemporary and hundreds of years old alike, there are plenty of perspectives for great photos.
The Church of St. John the Evangelist is considered one of the most beautiful private churches in Portugal. It was founded in 1485. The former Convento dos Lóios has elegant Gothic cloisters topped by a Renaissance gallery, once inside the whole church is decorated in blue and white tiles, breathtaking view.
You will taste delicious Portuguese food in a typical truly Portuguese restaurant and away from the tourist restaurants.
After lunch We take a time to walk around the local shops in Evora where the activities give life to the city center.
The Évora Cathedral is the largest medieval cathedral in the country. Dedicated to Santa Maria, the Cathedral of Évora was built in under the royal patronage of D. Afonso III and Bishop Durando Pais, in the Romanesque and Gothic styles, especially the ogival portico, adorned with sculptures of the Apostleship and the cloister.
The chapel of Bones is one of Evora’s most visited places, a tourist attraction with a very peculiar atmosphere. It is entirely decorated with bones and skulls.