Alentejo trip trip for the visitor it feels like undiscovered territory, a sleepy landscape of empty roads, pretty white villages, fields of half-naked cork-oak trees, vines, olive groves and small towns that have remained practically unchanged for centuries – and perfect road trip country. Evora climbs a gentle hill above the Alentejo plain. Around the walled centre runs a ring road from which you can enter the town on one of several "spoke" roads.
Evora makes for a fantastic tourist destination with numerous interesting sights, a traditional heritage and an unhurried ambience, in part due to the intensely hot summers. Historically, Evora was an important trading and religious centre, and this is reflected by the many tourists attractions which can be discovered within the city walls. Evora should not be mistaken as a sleepy old relic that is reliant on its glorious past: the city is young and vibrant, with a large student population who attend one of the world’s oldest universities. The relatively small city of Evora is a gem of a tourist destination, so let us be your Evora guide and show you why you should include it as part of your tour of central Portugal.
The monuments of Evora are varied and include the prehistoric standing stones, the ghoulish chapel of bones, the Diana roman temple, the university complex and the fortified cathedral, just but to name a few. Inside the city walls there are narrow cobbled streets lined with traditional painted buildings and ways of life that have not been altered in generations.
Cathedrals, churches, aqueducts and ancient castle walls all serve to create the feeling that Evora is a living, breathing museum to Portugal’s rich past. And yet, as a university city, Evora, Portugal, is also a window to the country’s exciting future.
How to Get There In the Oriente Railway Station you can take the Intercity train direct to Evora. It is also possible to travel from Lisbon airport to the Zoo Metro station, where there is correspondence with the bus station of the Rede Nacional de Expressos. In the Sete Rios bus station of the Rede Nacional de Expressos, you can take a direct express bus to Evora. Visit Evora with us BOOK Evora excursion here