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.
|PLACE OF DEPARTURE||Hotel / Apartment, Lisbon|
|TIME TO GO||8:30 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. 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.
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 …
Sao Pedro do Corval Potteries
Monsaraz ( optional )
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.
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.
Another monument of great value is the Temple of Diana 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 only did Romans live 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.
Return trip to Lisbon