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Evora - Krista photo

Evora - evening in the main square - Krista photo

Evora - Krista photo

Practicals

Accomodation

Suggested hotels:

M’AR De AR Mu­ral­has (big advantage is its pool)

Food

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Evora - the locally famous Pasteleria Conventual Pao de Rala (R. de Cicioso 47) - Krista photo

Evora - Pasteleria Conventual Pao de Rala - Krista photo

Shopping

Suggested souvenir shop: Gente da Minha Terra (Rua Cinco de Outubro 39) - Made in Portugal only

Fun

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Evora in the evening - Krista photo

Background

Evora - Krista photo

Destination in brief

Evora poronounced: Ehvvv ora

Population (in 2020): 57,500

Climate

Optimal time for a visit: spring. Summer can be too hot.

History

In ancient Rome, the city was called "Liberalitas Julia" after Caesar granted it special privileges. Since that ancient times, old houses and walls, as well as a beautiful temple of the huntress goddess Diana have been preserved in an almost perfect condition in one part of the city.

During the barbarian invasion, Evora was under the yoke of the Visigoths. In 715, it was captured by the Muslims. A very colorful Moorish quarter is reminiscent of that period. Four hundred fifty years later, in 1166, the liberator Geraldo the Fearless was sent to the city by the first Portuguese king. Evora flourished, becoming one of the most developing cities in the Kingdom of Portugal. For a long time, the city was a royal residence, where many weddings took place, and many important decisions were made. The city also boasts a university (founded in 1551), where many famous European masters studied, such as Clenardo and Molina.

Evora - It seems the Roman conquerors are not completely extinct

Nowadays

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Evora - Krista photo

Evora - Krista photo

Evora - Krista photo

Gastronomy

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Evora - feijoada - black bean stew - my favorite - Krista photo

Attractions

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Evora - Roman aqueduct - Agua de Prata Aqueduct literally means ,,Aqueduct of Silver Water - Krista photo

Evora - San Francisco Church - Krista photo

Evora - Church of Nossa Senhora da Graça - Krista photo

Evora - Krista photo

Evora - Church of Nossa Senhora da Graca - Krista photo

Evora - San Francisco Church - Krista photo

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Portugal - Évora - Sé Cathedral - Viktor Ohotin's photo

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