What to do
ST. FRANCIS CHURCH AND CHAPEL OF BONES
A 15th and 16th century building, of Manueline-Mudejar and Renaissance style, with an imposing facade. Not to be missed, the greatest curiosity of its interior: the Chapel of Bones, formed completely by human bones.
CATHEDRAL OF ÉVORA
12th century Roman-Gothic cathedral with a valuable treasure. It is the largest medieval cathedral in Portugal. Visit the magnificent cloisters and climb to the rooftop with stunning views of the historic center.
ÉVORA ROMAN SPA
The Roman Baths of Évora, built between the 2nd and 3rd centuries, were discovered in late 1987, during archaeological excavations in the oldest part of the town hall building in Largo do Sertório.
In this beautiful museum, created in 1915, you can get to know its rich collection of archeology, architecture, sculpture, epigraphy, jewelery and the biggest highlight of decorative arts and painting. Image rights C.M.E.
One of the ex-libris of Evora also known as Temple of Diana. Don't miss this beautiful example of first-century Roman religious architecture and its spectacular Corinthian columns.
SILVER WATER AQUEDUCT
A striking work of the city that overlapped the ancient Roman aqueduct and extends for about 18km. Visit this point of interest in Évora, very photogenic at sunset. Image rights C.M.E.
With a privileged location in the city center, visit this emblematic Évora square, where the highlight is the white marble fountain, built in 1571, at the request of Infante D. Henrique.
The University of Évora was the second university to be founded in Portugal. Soon after the University of Coimbra in 1537, the need to build a university that served the south of the country was felt. The inauguration was on November 1, 1559. Image rights U.E.
ÉVORA PUBLIC GARDEN
The Évora Public Garden, with more than three hectares, reproduces the romantic ideal of a very popular garden in the second half of the 19th century. Ideal for picnicking or getting kids to play. .
The garden, located in front of the Roman temple, is a viewpoint of choice over the city. On the other side, you can see the houses of Mouraria. It has a terrace. Image rigths www.visitevora.net
Visit the building where the Adega da Cartuxa was founded. Relax with a visit to the farm and finish with a wine and olive oil tasting. Image rights Cartuxa Cellar.
HERDADE DOS COTÉIS
In Moura is the Venâncio family wine and olive grove. The wines and olive oil are produced by the harvest itself. In this estate, you will also get mouth-watering from the cheeses and honey produced here. Stroll through the Alentejo! Image rights Herdade dos Cotéis.
OLIVE PRESS MUSEUM MELARA PICADO NUNES - GALEGOS, MARVÃO
A great way to get to know one of the oldest arts in Alentejo, lagareiros, and one of our noblest products, our gold.
A museum where you work a modern brand. It is worth visiting the olive oil interpretation center.
MONTE DA RAVASQUEIRA
Discover Ravasqueira on one of three options for guided tours of the Museum of Trailers, vineyard tour, winery tour and cellars. Image rights Monte da Ravasqueira
OLIVE PRESS “VARAS DO FOJO” AND GARDEN OF OLIVE TREES
The first record of the olive oil mill dates back to 1810 and remains in operation until 1941. It is a faithful testimony to the manufacture of olive oil without the use of machinery prior to industrialization. A must visit.
Next door is the garden of olive trees, opened in May 2012 and located between CEPAAL and Varas do Fojo, has about 1,600 m2. In addition to millenary olive trees, it has a variety of herbs to make your visit even more interesting. Image rights C.M. de Moura.
HERDADE DO ESPORÃO
A few kilometers from Évora you can visit the beautiful “Herdade do Esporão”, which is open to all who want to know. Do a wine and olive oil tasting in the Alentejo. Image rights Herdade do Esporão.
AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE OF MOURA AND BARRANCOS
Founded in 1954, enjoy the largest and most modern wine press in the country, with a grinding capacity of 900 tons of olives daily. You can also take one of the most awarded Portuguese olive oils to taste at home. Image rights C.A.M.B.
OLIVE OIL TASTING
Olive oil tasting, on request, a true sensory experience ideal for all palates, since it has different flavors, to get to know this precious golden nectar.
HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE
Hot air ballooning tours are the best way to discover the Aqueduct, the Wall, the Cathedral and the many churches in this historic city.
Half-day or full-day guided tours to the Historic Center of Évora, Wine Route, Monsaraz, Megalithic Enclosures, among others.
Enjoy a relaxing river and cultural tour through boat hire at Alqueva. A unique landscape where the view gets lost between the water and the plain.
Guided tours on the theme of Cork. Scroll through the lush hills, hear the sound of the mount, feel the wind in the olive groves, the warmth of the vineyards, the echo of medieval fortresses and the whispering of abandoned chapels.
Alentejo is the best place in Portugal for stargazing. Astronomy lovers have a unique opportunity to be under the starry sky.