Leave Lisbon towards the Alentejo Region and arrive in Évora, one of the oldest and most charming cities of Portugal, with over 2000 years of history. Évora is known as the museum city that flourished as a center for learning and the arts.
What to Expect
Begin the tour at Giraldo Square, the living center of Évora, full of architectural styles, from Moorish arches lined up in the Square, through the fountains of the Renaissance, to the Gothic church of São Francisco. Enjoy some free time to taste a regional sweet.
Then head to one of the major landmarks of Portugal, the Roman Temple, also known as the Temple of Diana. Its powerful front with 14 columns in well-preserved granite astonishes those who see it for the first time. For those who are not easily impressed we suggest to the Bones Chapel is suggested. For some people it is a dark place, for other a fascinating space, consisting of hundreds of skulls and skeletons from about 5000 monks of the sixteenth century. There are also two intact corpses exposed in the chapel, so this is not a visit advised to sensitive people.
At lunch time dine in one of the best Evora restaurants.
Then go to the Cathedral of Evora, a Roman-Gothic church from the XIII century where you can climb the tower and get a breathtaking view of the city and the fields surrounding it.
With its unique climate conditions, the vineyards of the region produce some of the best Portuguese wines. Go to a farm where you will taste the best Alentejo has to offer.
On the way back to Lisbon you will stop in Arraiolos with its magnificent castle wall and the famous carpets of Arraiolos. You can see firsthand how they are manually produced and maybe bring a souvenir.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Transport by private vehicle
- Wine Tasting
Know Before You Go
Please bring comfortable shoes.