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.
We will start our Evora Tour by visiting a cork factory where you will learn the importance of the product in the region, and for Portugal’s economy, learning the processing from harvest to final product. A convenient cork shop is available at the end of the visit with special price offers for our valued clients.As an option we can visit Sao Pedro do Corval, a typical Alentejo village, known as Portugal’s capital of potteries. At this small village with more than thirty pottery factories, (one of the most famous handicraft products in Portugal), you will learn the process of pottery making, since ancient times until our days. At the end of the visit you are invited to get your hands dirty and make your own plate, but don’t worry, there will be plenty of fresh water to wash up your hands when you’re done with your “work of art”. When visiting Evora, it’s impossible to ignore its recognized gastronomy, as well as its world famous wines. In our Tour, we can arrange for you to taste different wines in some of the most important Portuguese vineyards. At last, time to visit the city with its gorgeous 12 century cathedral, the Church of San Francisco and one of the most sought for places in Evora: the Bones chapel. All this inside the defense walls of this beautiful medieval city. Enjoy our Evora Tour departing from Lisbon. Along the trip you will be delighted with beautiful green landscapes, mediterranean forests of oliveiras (Olive trees) and sobreiros (cork oak trees), the tree behind one of the oldest Portuguese traditional industries: the Cork industry. So, don’t give it another thought! Book with us, let Walkborder take you on this wonderful journey of discovery.