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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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Monumental Évora – Full Day With Lunch

Explore the historic city of Évora and the beautiful Alentejo Wine Region, marked by vast plains of vineyards, olive and cork trees. On the guided walking tour in Évora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, get to know the major landmarks of the city such as the Roman Temple, the RomanesqueGothic Cathedral and the Bones Chapel.

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Wine Tasting By A Glass With Snacks- Herdade Das Servas

Taste a special selection of herdade das servas wines and drink it wit typical snacks from alentejo

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Blind Tasting Of Wines From Herdade Das Servas

Awaken the senses and learn to discover the difference between the various wines of the herdade das servas accompanied by an oenologist.

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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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Wine Tasting Of Your Choice – Herdade Das Servas

Test some of our wines at your choice and enjoy the best alentejo wine flavors

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Évora Tour

Visit the historically rich city of évora and taste one of the best wines made in portugal​!

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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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Good To Know

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