Immerse yourself in Roman and medieval history during this 3-hour walking tour of Évora. One of Portugal’s finest cities, Évora has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is full of old-world charm and historical treasures. Explore the city’s main square, Praca do Giraldo, before heading to landmarks such as the Roman Diana Temple, the Cathedral, and the St. Francis Church and Chapel of Bones. There will also be time for some shopping at a local market, where you can find various souvenirs made of cork, a local tradition.
Start this historical walking tour in the city’s lively main square, known as the Praca do Giraldo, or Giraldo Square. Surrounded by picturesque townhouses with wrought-iron balconies, it’s a great place to snap photos or people-watch with a coffee and a book. After meeting up with the group, head off to the city’s main cathedral, which was built between 1186 and 1204. While Portugal is full of stunning cathedrals, few are more significant than the Cathedral of Évora when it comes to the Gothic style. Spend time exploring the building and then continue on to the Templo de Diana, one of the best preserved Roman monuments anywhere on the Iberian Peninsula. Fourteen of the original eighteen columns on this renowned relic are still standing.Spend the rest of the tour exploring other significant landmarks in Évora including the St. Francis Church and its famous Chapel of Bones. Wander the grounds of the university, one of Europe’s oldest, and shop for locally made cork products at a nearby market. This tour is limited to 10 participants to ensure a more intimate experience.