Évora, património e identidade
Évora is an Alentejo city with a millennial heritage. The historic centre inside the city walls is a World Heritage Site. In addition to the different places to visit, be sure to try the fabulous local gastronomy.
The Hostel is located in the historic centre of the city. Head towards the University of Évora, whose foundation dates back to the 16th century. Visit its courtyard and experience what it feels like to be a student, here. Now, head to the Cathedral, the largest Portuguese cathedral! Visit the church, the cloisters and the terraces. Up there, you’ll have unique views. Next to it is the city's most iconic monument, the Roman Temple ruins.
Go down to Praça do Giraldo, the city's main square. In the centre is the Henriquina Fountain and, to the north, the St. Antão Church. Enter the Arcada Café and try one of the local queijadas [custard tartlets]. Head towards the S. Francisco Church. Here, it’s mandatory to visit the sinister Capela dos Ossos [Bones Chapel]. Also in the morning, go to the Municipal Market and the Public Garden, where the Palace and the Fake Ruins are located.
For your afternoon, we recommend going outside the city walls and visiting the Cromeleque dos Almendres, an important 6th century BC megalithic set. You’ll also be able to see many cork oaks and learn where the cork comes from. If you’re feeling energetic, return to the Hostel and get ready for a bike ride. You can ride part of the Mora Ecopista path.
Towards the evening, you’ll find a good restaurant to taste the good Alentejo bread, the black pork with migas and a convent sweet, such as Pão de Rala or the Sericaia. You'll be delighted with the diversity of Alentejo food.
+ Points of Interest
- Praça do Sertório
- Garcia Resende Theatre
- Cartuxa Wine Cellar
- Go-kart track