Évora Historical Center - Self Drive In Electric Vehicles With Gps_560594

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Évora Historical Center - Self Drive In Electric Vehicles With GPS

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Duration
time-raw4 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Starting point
Convento do Espinheiro Hotel
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Pickup Option
Free Pickup

Want to discover the Évora center in a relaxed way and manage your own time? This is the experience for you! Take yourself on a 4-hour journey along the narrow streets of Évora, the iconic landmarks and paths only locals know!

What to expect?

Itinerary:

Stop At: Capela dos Ossos, Praca 10 de Maio 4, Evora 7000-650 Portugal

  • The Chapel of Bones in Évora, Portugal, is part of the larger Royal Church of St. Francis, and was constructed by Franciscan monks in the late 16th century. By the 16th century, there were as many as 43 cemeteries in and around Évora that were taking up valuable land. Not wanting to condemn the souls of the people buried there, the monks decided to build the Chapel and relocate the bones.

Stop At: Praca do Giraldo, Evora 7000-508 Portugal

  • In Evora, all streets lead to Giraldo Square, Praça do Giraldo in Portuguese. It has been like this since its construction, in 1571/1573. This is where you will end up walking to. And where you will want to sit on a terrace and have a drink.

  • Giraldo Square is an icon paying tribute to Fearless Geraldo Geraldes, the man who conquered Evora from the Moors in 1167. To thank him King Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal, nominated him Governor of Evora (alcaide of Evora) and High Protector of the Borders of Alentejo, region which he would help to conquer.

Stop At: Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), Largo do Marques de Marialva, Evora 7000-809 Portugal

  • You can see its silhouette from very far away, drawn up on the urban landscape. Known locally as Sé de Évora, its real name is Basílica Sé de Nossa Senhora da Assunção (Basilica Cathedral of Our Lady of Assumption). It is the largest medieval cathedral in Portugal and has no match in the rest of the country. The Cathedral of Evora, built between 1186 and 1250, is a fascinating and impressive monument, completely made of granite, its style is determined by the transition from the Romantic to the Gothic. It was improved during the 15th and 16th centuries. During this period several key parts were made: upper choir, baptistery and the arch of the Chapel of Our Lady of Pity. This chapel of Evora Cathedral is an unusual testimony of the hybrid Plateresque architecture.

Stop At: Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), Largo do Conde de Vila Flor Dentro da Muralha, Evora 7000-804 Portugal

  • The Roman Temple of Évora (in Portuguese: Templo Romano de Évora), also referred to as the Temple of Diana (albeit wrongly after Diana, the ancient Roman goddess of the moon, the hunt, and chastity) is an ancient temple in the Portuguese city of Évora. The temple is part of the historical center of the city, which was included in the classification by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It represents one of the most significant landmarks relating to the Roman and Lusitanian civilizations of Évora and in Portuguese territory.

Stop At: Aqueduto da Água de Prata, R. do Muro 8, 7000-592 Évora, Portugal

  • Evora contains one of the Iberian Peninsula's greatest 16th-century building projects, the Aqueduto da Água de Prata (the Evora aqueduct). The aqueduct provided clean drinking water to Evora by connecting the city to the nearest constant flowing river, 9km to the north.

  • The channeled water flowed through a complex set of structures that included long tunnels, deep valleys and most impressively, over massive stone aqueducts. This clever design meant that the water from the river could flow unassisted into the Praça do Giraldo, the main plaza of Evora.

Stop At: University of Evora, Largo dos Colegiais 2, Evora 7004-516 Portugal

  • The University of Évora (Universidade de Évora) is a public university in Évora, Portugal. It is the second oldest university in the country, established in 1559 by then cardinal Henry, and receiving University status in April of the same year from Pope Paul IV, as documented in his Cum a Nobis papal bull. Running under the aegis of the Society of Jesus (also known as Jesuits) meant that the university was a target of the Marquis of Pombal's Jesuit oppression, being closed down permanently in 1779 and its masters either incarcerated or exiled.

  • It was reopened nearly two hundred years later in 1973 as Instituto Universitário de Évora (University Institute of Évora) by decree of the Minister of Education, José Veiga Simão, in the site of the older university. as part of a set of education policies during the early 1970s that were attempting to reshape Portuguese higher education. Six years later, in 1979, the name was changed to Universidade de Évora.

Stop At: Convent of Santa Maria Scala Coeli (Convent of Cartuxa) (Evora), Quinta do Bacelo, Evora 7005-198 Portugal

  • The Cartuxa Monastery was built for the Carthusian Order between 1587 and 1598 by Archbishop Teotonio of the House of Bragança. Kings of the Bragança dynasty later financed embellishments for the church: in the 17th century Pedro II added a marble portico and facade to its exterior, and in the 18th century João V added a retable altar gilded in gold leaf. For this reason, the church was declared a national monument in 1910.

Stop At: Viewpoint of Alto de Sao Bento (Evora), Rua de Arraiolos Km 2, Evora 7000-862 Portugal

Viewpoint with privileged sights over the city of Evora

What is included?

  • Rental of Renault Twizy (capacity: 2 people by car)
  • GPS Tour Guide
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Live Streaming of your experience to share with friends and family via social media
  • Digital recording of the whole experience to later enjoy
  • Civil Liability, Personal, and Car Insurance
  • Free pickup and drop-off at partner hotels

Is this experience for me?

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves and a coat (dependent on season)

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high-quality service.

Meeting Point

We offer free pickup and drop-off at our 4 partner hotels:

  1. Convento do Espinheiro Hotel
  2. Évora Hotel
  3. M'ar de Ar Aqueduto Hotel
  4. M'Ar de Ar Muralhas Hotel

Additional pickup locations are offered at an extra charge.

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