Evora (UNESCO World Heritage Site), a place of great cultural and gastronomic richness, where you can find traces of various civilizations, from the Roman temple to the beautiful gothic style cathedral, the Manueline style Church of San Francisco and perhaps one of the most unorthodox places to visit in Portugal: “The Bones Chapel”. The whole city is surrounded by a defensive stone wall.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Corticarte - Arte em Cortica, Azaruja, Evora District, AlentejoOur day begins with a visit to a farmhouse, knew that cork is the bark of the cork oak, a kind of oak, a bark with great characteristics, is light, elastic and resistant to fire among othersEach year the bark grows, however, only after nine to nine years it must be removed from the tree, being able to reach 25 centimeters of thickness, defenitively an excellent protection for the tree against the heat, cold and fires, after removing the tree forms a new bark.Did you know that Portugal is responsible for 55% of world cork production, valued worldwide for decorative cork coatings on walls and floors, the manufacture of sporting goods being even the ideal material for the kernels of baseball or the cable of fishing rods. However, cork is best known for being the cork raw material, since it allows very small amounts of oxygen in contact with the wine, without spoiling the aging process.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), Evora, Evora District, AlentejoFrom ancient “Temple of Diana” next to the Evora Cathedral built in the Roman´s period, we can see the magnificent aqueduct of “Agua da Prata”, outside the city walls and extend from the outskirts of the city, some of its arches are still visible inside the city, built in the 16th century to ensure the water transportation.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Centro Historico de Evora, Evora, Evora District, AlentejoThe Arabs built their streets and alleys in the 11th and 12th centuries, Evora was the residence of some Portuguese kings, a point of convergence of renowned artists, supported by the patronage and dynasty reigning in Portugal.The period of the discoveries was of glory to Evora creating particularly favorable conditions in the construction of numerous aristocratic mansions of the city as the Jesuit university.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Capela dos Ossos, Evora, Evora District, Alentejothe ex-libris will be the Church of San Francisco, especially the Bones Chapel, clothed with skulls and bones of 500 monks, attracting thousands every year and proclaiming “We bones, here we are, for yours we will wait” at the entrance of the it.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Adega Ervideira, Monsaraz, Evora District, AlentejoAlentejo wine has a unique profile, something that seems impossible to happen in a region of hot and dry climate making it indispensable to add water to the vine, with soils and reliefs a very sunny zone allowing the perfect maturation of the grapes.This is a practically a flat region that produces white wines generally soft, slightly acidic and have aromas of tropical fruits, the red wines are full bodied, rich in tannins and with aromas of wild and red fruits.In our tour is included a visit to one of these wineries and its tasting, the choice of it will be according to the winery agenda butt will eventually be; Foundation Eugenio de Almeida (Cartuxa wines) Ervideira, among others.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Monsaraz Castle and Walls, Monsaraz, Evora District, AlentejoAccording with time spend during other visits, we can visit Monsaraz, a small medieval village with narrow stone streets and houses painted white add special charm to this village and its inhabitants. As we pass through its walls, we return to medieval times, surrounded by plains that stretch out of sight and along with the Alqueva that divides Portugal and Spain.Duration: 1 hour