ÉVORA INVITES YOU!

Évora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (UNESCO - Historic Centre of Évora) and also a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network.

Évora, capital of Alto Alentejo, city of an outstanding beauty, embraced by its fortress walls, filled with historic memories in each street, each home, each inhabitant…Its squares and monuments tell us national history, religion and culture episodes and its townsfolk are proud of both past and present times.
The natural beauty of this region combines with the monumental richness of this town-museum that nowadays is also a modern and touristy city.

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Interesting facts:

 

  • Evora lies on top of a hilltop & is surrounded by the Alentejan plain.
  • Evora has a large variety of architecture types including gothic & romanesque.
  • A large majority of this city’s streets are very narrow & experiences many different cultures due to its rough patch of unsettle rule.
  • It houses a 12th century Roman cathedral that is one of a kind and also the largest cathedral in Portugal.
  • Contains the Chapel de Ossos (Chappel of Bones) that has an extimation of 5,000 skeltons within it.
  • There is a 9km aqueduct in Evora that is very detailed and definitely something tourists suggest to visit.
  • Evora is rated by the Portuguese as the second best city to live in throughout all of Portugal.
  • Evora has the Roman Temple of Evora which is a huge torurist attraction, but used to be callted the Temple of Diana.
  • At least 17 famous artists were born in Evora.
  • Vasco da Gama had a palace in Evora between the years 1519 to 1524.
  • Evora has a large slave population which also takes up a very large space of Portugals’s slave population.
  • University of Evora: This college was a school built by Kind Henrique in 1559.
  • Evora was once ruled by King LeoVirgild during the Barbarian age.
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