Evora Tour from Lisbon the perfect tour for those who wanna visit a place hurt remains from different civilizations, from the Roman´s Temple to the Gothic Cathedral, and the curious “The Bones Chapel” in the San Francisco Church in a walled city.
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Perhaps the most romantic city in the Alentejo region Portugal, its name originates from “Ebora” in the Celtic period, here the Romans built their temple in honor of the Emperor Augustus and later Portuguese nobility had built there palaces, chapels, convents, churches and the Gothic cathedral.
With vestiges of different times and civilizations, in many conditions in a pleasant and safe city where people stroll through cobbled medieval streets. Its arcades and squares, with handicraft shops and modern boutiques of internacional brands, sidewalk cafe´s terraces invite you to relax, with restaurants that offer a different cuisine from all over the country.
The Roman history in Evora with the Temple of Diana as ex-libris or stroll through the Moorish part at the north of the city, one of the main attractions being the Bones Chapel, where hundreds of human bones are exposed on the walls and ceiling, Something curious, do you think?
So much abundance of monuments and history has led to its classification as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, an eclectic city that welcomes hundreds of young people to come here to study in this one that is second oldest university in Portugal, keeping itself jovial and lively thanks to it, making this historic city, one of the most lively nightlife spots in the country.
Our day begins with a visit to a farmhouse, knew that cork is the bark of the cork oak, a kind of oak, a bark with great characteristics, is light, elastic and resistant to fire among others
Each year the bark grows, however, only after nine to nine years it must be removed from the tree, being able to reach 25 centimeters of thickness, defenitively an excellent protection for the tree against the heat, cold and fires, after removing the tree forms a new bark.
Did you know that Portugal is responsible for 55% of world cork production, valued worldwide for decorative cork coatings on walls and floors, the manufacture of sporting goods being even the ideal material for the kernels of baseball or the cable of fishing rods. However, cork is best known for being the cork raw material, since it allows very small amounts of oxygen in contact with the wine, without spoiling the aging process.
From ancient “Temple of Diana” next to the Evora Cathedral built in the Roman´s period, we can see the magnificent aqueduct of “Agua da Prata”, outside the city walls and extend from the outskirts of the city, some of its arches are still visible inside the city, built in the 16th century to ensure the water transportation.
The Arabs built their streets and alleys in the 11th and 12th centuries, Evora was the residence of some Portuguese kings, a point of convergence of renowned artists, supported by the patronage and dynasty reigning in Portugal.The period of the discoveries was of glory to Evora creating particularly favorable conditions in the construction of numerous aristocratic mansions of the city as the Jesuit university.
However, the ex-libris will be the Church of San Francisco, especially the Bones Chapel, clothed with skulls and bones of 500 monks, attracting thousands every year and proclaiming “We bones, here we are, for yours we will wait” at the entrance of the it.
Alentejo wine has a unique profile, something that seems impossible to happen in a region of hot and dry climate making it indispensable to add water to the vine, with soils and reliefs a very sunny zone allowing the perfect maturation of the grapes.
This is a practically a flat region that produces white wines generally soft, slightly acidic and have aromas of tropical fruits, the red wines are full bodied, rich in tannins and with aromas of wild and red fruits.
In our tour is included a visit to one of these wineries and its tasting, the choice of it will be according to the winery agenda butt will eventually be; Foundation Eugenio de Almeida (Cartuxa wines) Ervideira, among others.
Monsaraz is a small medieval village with narrow stone streets and houses painted white add special charm to this village and its inhabitants. As we pass through its walls, we return to medieval times, surrounded by plains that stretch out of sight and along with the Alqueva that divides Portugal and Spain.
According to our time already used, we can still visit S. Pedro do Corval, a small village known as the pottery capital in Portugal, where we have more than thirty potteries, one of the most famous handicraft products of this region.
We made our first trip to Portugal and decided to hire the Walkborder because I was traveling with my 3 year old son and my elderly parents! It was the best experience I could get they are simply perfect from the first contact with Mr Hugo who answered me promptly taking all my doubts to the excellent professional Mr Joaquim who led us through the whole 10 day trip a wonderful person with a super knowledge gave us a lesson about everything we witness !!!! Congratulations team Walkborder you guys were excellent without words to thank the caring with our family! see you later