Due to its well-preserved old town centre, still partially enclosed by medieval walls, and a large number of monuments dating from various historical periods, including a Roman Temple, Évora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986. It is also a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network.
Évora has been shaped by more than twenty centuries of history, going as far back as Celtic times. It fell under Roman domination and still retains, among other ruins, those of the Temple of Diana, the Cathedral, convents and royal palaces sprung up everywhere: St Claire Convent, the royal church and convent of São Francisco and it´s bones chapel, not far from the royal palace of the same name, and Os Lóios Convent with the São João Evangelista Church. These are remarkable monuments that were either entirely new buildings or else constructed within already existing establishments, and which are characterized by the Manueline style that survived in the major creations of the 16th century.
Évora remained mainly undamaged by the great earthquake of 1755 that destroyed many towns in Portugal, including Lisbon. The monuments of the Historic Centre of Évora bear witness to their profound influence on Portuguese architecture in Brazil.
Time and Itinerary if you wish, according to your preferences.
Tours and excursions are with a private chauffeur and do not include the cost of the tolls, meals or the entrance to the museums, palaces and monuments.
All rates are quoted in Euros for 2018 only and all applicable taxes are included. Prices are indicative and subject to confirmation at time of reservation.
Full day 7 hours, from 09h00 to 16h00 or 10h00 to 17h00
Each extra hour 35 €