Evora Tour (UNESCO World Heritage Site), a place of great cultural and gastronomic richness, where you can still find traces of various civilizations, from Roman to the Arabs, Temples, its beautiful Cathedral, the San Francisco´s Church and and perhaps one of the most controversial Portuguese monuments, the Bones Chapel with bones and skulls of about 5000 people on the ceilings and walls of this chapel, come to know all this and much more in the medieval village of Evora.
VALUE OF THIS PRIVATE TOUR
- Children up to 3 years old: Free
- Children aged from 4 to 10 years old: 50% Discount
|PLACE OF DEPARTURE||Hotel / Apartment, Lisbon|
|TIME TO GO||9:00 AM|
|RETURN TIME||About 6:00 in the afternoon|
Evora a living museum, with a rich architectural and artistic heritage, so precise and transverse to the time, from the Roman to the neoclassical, passing through the Portuguese and Portuguese Manueline, the Renaissance and the Baroque, all extremely well documented in a single place, Evora.
Traces of different civilizations, a pleasant and safe city where people stroll through it´s cobbled medieval streets, lovely arcades and squares, with handicraft shops and modern boutiques of internacional brands everywhere, many sidewalk cafe´s terraces invite you to stop and relax, with restaurants offer a different choices and plates from all over the world.
The Roman Temple city`s ex-lbris, the Cathedral, the Saint Francis Church and the Chapel of Bones, clothed with skulls and bones of monks, a reflection of life (or death) “We bones here we are waiting for you, ” and Giraldo square among others, the human presence in a mixture of a contemporary city, with a lot of culture, that reinvents itself without losing its cultural heritage.
Take your doubts about our Evora Tour…
We start our Evora Tour with a visit to a traditional cork factory where we will understand all the cork process, check the tree (cork tree), its extraction, the quality choice, and the preparation to the final product.
Do you knew that the Cork Oak’s bark grows every year and that from nine to nine years it has to be removed from the tree, reaching 25 centimeters thick, cork its the perfect material resistant to heat, cold and fire.
Portugal is responsible for 55% of the world’s cork production, which is now highly valued in decorative coatings for walls and floors, or even in the manufacture of sports goods, the ideal material for baseball grains or fishing rods. However in many countries cork is best known for being the raw material for wine stops, since it allows micro-portions of oxygen to stay in contact with wine, so that wine can “age” while maintaining its quality. As you can see our Evora Tour has a lot to learn …
Our Evora Tour includes a personalized visit to a winery in the Alentejo region, land of good wines, our winery will be Ervideira winery where in addition to the visit to the Cellar and personalized explanation of all wine processo, from the different grapes to the bottling lane, then tasting of different wines; white, rose and red wines, accompanied with regional products such as; Alentejo bread, sheep’s cheese, sausages, fruit compote and toast with olive oil and oregano.
Alentejo its a region that produces unique wines, hot and dry climate, it is indispensable to use drip system in the vineyard, with soils and reliefs a very sunny area that allows a perfect maturation of the grapes.
IMPORTANTE: If you want to visit a winery other than Ervideira, you can do so, the reservation and cost of it will be payed by the costumer.
Potteries ( optional )
Through its availability, we will visit Saint Pedro do Corval village, a typical Alentejo village known as the pottery capital, here there´s more than thirty potteries, one of the most famous handicraft products from the Alentejo region. If you wish you can try to make your own piece if you can.
Monsaraz ( optional )
Monsaraz, with its walls in excellent condition, in a revival of medieval times, one of the best preserved Portuguese historic villages, white walls of lime and shale, with the wind whispering between its streets and sidewalks.
So many stories of daring kings, Templar´s, so many different civilizations had pass through Monsaraz, the visit to it´s Castle is imperative, as well as admire the giant lake dividing Portugal and Spain.
The visit to Monsaraz will only be possible, taking the visit and tasting at the winery, since the time will be “tight” to visit everything in the available period.
Now it´s to enjoy Evora, explore this beautiful medieval village that make fall in love thousands of people every year, being the Bones Chapel that attracts more attention, this sinister chapel with its walls and pillars lined with human bones and skulls from more than 5,000 monks. Do not be alarmed if at the entrance you read; “We bones here are waiting for you,” leading us to reflect on life.
Another monument of great value is the Roman Roman Temple or Evora Temple, which justifies the importance that Romans gave to this beautiful city, close to the Cathedral, built in the Roman period, from here we can visualize the magnificent aqueduct, outside the city walls and extending from the it´s outskirts, some of its arches are still visible inside the city, built in the XVI th century to ensure water transportation.
Not just Romans lived here, the Arabs built their streets and alleys in the 11th and 12th centuries, Evora was even home of some Portuguese kings, a point of convergence of renowned artists, supported by the ruling patronage and Portuguese dynasty.