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Évora District

Welcome to Évora District

Topped by an imposing cathedral, Évora is laid out over a gently sloping hill rising out of the huge Alentejo plain. It guards its historic centre with a vast outer wall and represents a valuable cultural legacy that UNESCO has classified World Heritage. The city, with its narrow streets of Moorish origin contrasting with squares where the light floods in, holds two millennia of hsitory. Conquered in 59 B.C. by the Romans, they named it "Liberalitas Julia". In this period, Évora gained great importance as can be witnessed from the remains of that time: the ruins of a fine temple dated towards the end of the second century, various parts of the wall and the gateway more recently called Dona Isabel in addition to the remains of thermal baths below what is now the Municipal Council building. Little remains of the Visigoth period (5th - 8th centuries). There then followed the Moorish period begun with the city's conquest by Tárique. This lasted through to Christian reconquest in the 12th century. Yeborah, as it became known, had already received an indelible Moorish influence, most clearly seen in the Mouraria neighbourhood.

Top Tours & Activities in Évora District

From Lisbon: Évora Private Tour – Wine Tourism

Private guided tour to Alentejo region, where you will see the beautiful landscape, monuments, history, and taste its flavours.

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Private Tour To Évora, Departing From Lisbon, Full Day

Leave the worries of the modern world and get ready to fall in love with the charm of Évora - the most romantic city in the Alentejo!

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Pisa On Foot At Herdade Das Servas

The herdade das servas opens its doors to give you the secrets of one of the oldest winemaking families in the alentejo.

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Évora, Monsaraz And Wine Tasting Private Tour

This full day private tour starts with a visit of Évora, a town classified as World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1986. Évora is considered as a museum town, whose roots date back to the Roman era, hence the many intact Roman civilization vestiges found throughout town. Évora’s golden period was during the sixteenth century when it was the residence of the Portuguese kings.

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From Lisbon: Full Day Guided Tour To Évora & Monsaraz

Visit one of Portugal’s most popular countryside destinations and go on a full day guided privated tour to Évora and Monsaraz, located in the Alentejo region.

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Route Of Tons Of Marble – Vila Viçosa And Borba

It is in the white gold world of the Alentejo, in the territories of Vila Viçosa and Borba that we will enter.

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Alentejo Wine Route Tour

The heat sweetens the grape and it raises the degree... It is with the heat of the Alentejo that such good wines are created!

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João Portugal Ramos Winery – Guided Tour And Wine Tasting – Reservas

Discover the wines of João Portugal Ramos with a guided tour to the winery and cellars and a tasting of 6 Premium wines with a selection of traditional Alentejo appetizers with Olive Oil tasting.

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Language
Portuguese
Currency
Euro
Time Zone
GMT
Country Phone Code
+351
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