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Things to see in Evora

Evora is a small Portuguese town with an attractive center and is embedded in an incredible relaxing atmosphere. It is surrounded by an old defense wall with big towers which creates an idyllic setting of this town and will be the first noticeable structure you will see upon arrival. When walking into the town, quickly you'll enter Giraldo square on which the beautiful Santo Antao church is located. The square is surrounded by several old buildings which create a nice look.

A bit further onto one of the roads the lead to the square is the town hall located with its flags waving in the wind. The whole town looks and feels like it hasn't changed in many years. There is an old Roman temple located of which only a the pillars are left standing. Its history is further shown by the aqueduct which is still intact and is one of the most prominent structures around. There are several other sights worth seeing in the old town center such as the Loios church, the university, Carmo church, Igreja da Graca and the gallery in the public park.

What makes Evora even more attractive are the small cobbled stone streets. There is hardly any traffic and the number of visitors are often limited which creates a more authentic atmosphere. Evora can be reached by either bus or train from Lisbon and is about 2 hours away. Despite being a fair bit away, it can be visited as a day trip, as the town is small and still can be seen in a day. For those who want to see a 
laid back town in Portugal, Evora is highly recommended.
 


Evora travel photo gallery

 
Brick tower.

Brick tower.

 



The outer wall.

The outer wall.

 



Giraldo square.

Giraldo square.




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Santo Antao.

Santo Antao.

 
Buildings on Giraldo square.

Buildings on Giraldo square.

 
Evora town hall.

Evora town hall.

 
Caixa Geral de depositos.

Caixa Geral de depositos.

 
Town hall.

Town hall.

 
The Roman temple in Evora.

The Roman temple in Evora.

 
View of the old town.

View of the old town.

 
Statue.

Statue.

 



Loios church.

Loios church.

 



Roman temple and the Loios church.

Roman temple and the Loios church.

 



Cathedral.

Cathedral.

 
Roman temple.

Roman temple.

 
Big tower.

Big tower.

 
Evora cathedral.

Evora cathedral.

 



University of Evora.

University of Evora.

 



View on the university.

View on the university.

 
Portuguese architecture.

Portuguese architecture.

 



Largo das Portas de Moura.

Largo das Portas de Moura.

 
Carmo church.

Carmo church.

 
Sun set.

Sun set.

 
Steep road.

Steep road.

 



Igreja da Graca.

Igreja da Graca.

 
The old town.

The old town.

 
Historical houses.

Historical houses.

 
The historical city center.

The historical city center.

 



Houses.

Houses.

 



Galeria das Damas.

Galeria das Damas.

 



Gallery in the public park.

Gallery in the public park.

 



Ruins.

Ruins.

 
Cars parked in a narrow road.

Cars parked in a narrow road.

 
Old town view.

Old town view.

 
Typical houses of Evora.

Typical houses of Evora.

 



Giraldo square.

Giraldo square.

 



Bank of Portugal.

Bank of Portugal.

 



Typical architecture of Evora.

Typical architecture of Evora.

 
Old houses.

Old houses.

 
Santo Antao on Giraldo square.

Santo Antao on Giraldo square.

 
One of the main streets.

One of the main streets.

 
City theater.

City theater.

 



Green space in front of the city theater.

Green space in front of the city theater.

 
Old town tower.

Old town tower.

 
Aqueduct.

Aqueduct.

 



The aqueduct in Evora.

The aqueduct in Evora.

 



The old aqueduct.

The old aqueduct.

 
Winding street.

Winding street.

 
Narrow street.

Narrow street.

 
Church on Rue de Mouraria.

Church on Rue de Mouraria.

 
The roman temple and in the background the cathedral.

The roman temple and in the background the cathedral.

 
Tower of the cathedral.

Tower of the cathedral.

 



Praca de Giraldo.

Praca de Giraldo.

 



Historical building.

Historical building.

 
Statue just outside the old town.

Statue just outside the old town.

 



View of the city center.

View of the city center.

 



Palace.

Palace.

 



The outer wall.

The outer wall.

 
Defense tower.

Defense tower.

 



Tower of the wall that surrounds the old town.

Tower of the wall that surrounds the old town.


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