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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

Évora Enchanted

A World heritage site, Évora is one of the cities most ancient and charming of Portugal, with over 2000 years of history. Évora is known as the City Museum, which prospered as a center of learning and arts.

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Évora & Arraiolos Private Tour

Spend an amazing day with one of the most emblematic cities in portugal!

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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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Transfer Évora (Hotel/apartment From/to Lisbon Airport)

Make your arrived to Portugal or your return to home simpler and comfortable!

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Lost Évora Tour

Break down, build and restore: get to know the 19th century Évora.

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Proof Of Excellence – Wines Of Herdade Das Servas

Tasting of the best wines of herdade das servas is made in the reserved group of 4 to 6 people, with winemaker and producer.

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São Mamede Mountain, Castelo De Vide And Marvão

Interested in Nature and History? Great! Join us in a unique tour at Alentejo's regions of São Mamede, Castelo de Vide and Marvão.

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