Largo da Porta de Moura
The Moura Gate Sq stands just southeast of the cathedral. Near here was the original entrance to town. In the middle of the square is a...
Igreja do Carmo
The extraordinary knotted Manueline stone doorway of the Igreja do Carmo lies south of Largo da Porta de Moura.
Évora’s cathedral looks like a fortress, with two stout granite towers. It was begun around 1186, during the reign of Sancho I, Afonso...
At the Associação de Estudantes da Universidade de Évora, this is the main central student hang-out with a laid-back atmosphere.
Casa dos Sabores
A sleek cafe with solid, small wood tables, marble floors and nice sandwiches. You can buy local wines, cheeses and meats here, too.
Lonely Planet review
Évora’s best-known church is a tall and huge Manueline-Gothic structure, completed around 1510 and dedicated to St Francis. Exuberant nautical motifs celebrating the Age of Discoveries deck the walls and reflect the confident, booming mood of the time. It’s all topped by a cross of Christ’s order and dome. Legend has it that the Portuguese navigator Gil Vicente is buried here.