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!
Stop At: Capela dos Ossos, Praca 10 de Maio 4, Evora 7000-650 Portugal
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
Stop At: Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), Largo do Conde de Vila Flor Dentro da Muralha, Evora 7000-804 Portugal
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
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
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