Hotels in Evora
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Evora 750 yd from city centre
Ideally located in the famous Avenida da Barahona literally just outside the 'Mouralhas' (the roman walls). All places of...
Stay évora Centro
Evora 232 yd from city centre
Situation: in the historic centre of the city, 100 m.from Giraldo Square, next to Sta. Clara Convent.140 kms to the nearest...
Evora 625 yd from city centre
Located in the historic centre of Évora, 600 metres from Giraldo square, Avis Guesthouse boasts air-conditioned rooms. Free...
Casa Do Vale
Evora 2 mi from city centre
Location: on the N114, 2 km from Évora, whose historic centre is considered UNESCO World Heritage Site. 56 km from Alqueva...
Mont Sobro House
Evora 145 yd from city centre
Situated in Évora, 200 metres from Cathedral of Evora Se, Mont'sobro House features air-conditioned accommodation and a...
Evora 697 yd from city centre
This hotel is just a 5-minute walk from Évora’s centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has a spacious terrace and a...
Stayinn City évora
Evora 131 yd from city centre
Located in the historic centre of Évora, StayInn City - Évora offers modern, air-conditioned accommodation with a city...
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Évora is a medieval world-heritage city brimming with history and charm. Beautifully preserved with narrow, winding cobblestone streets, a trip to Évora is like a trip into the past. Expect a wealth of cultural sites and historical treasures to explore, rounded off with excellent eateries and bustling bars.
Choose from a variety of hotel options in and around Évora’s evocative old town centre.
Neighbourhoods of Évora
Explore Évora’s fascinating neighbourhoods:
- Old Town: Évora’s old town is brimming with historic buildings, ancient landmarks and curious museums. It’s a beautiful part of the city to stay in, with romantic alleyways and a number of atmospheric eateries. You'll find the breathtaking Templo Romano ruins here, along with the captivating Museu do Évora.
- Quinta da Palmeira: The northwest region of the city houses a number of fine bars and restaurants, and is close to the historic Cerca Medieval de Évora city walls.
- Giraldo Square : Although part of the historic Old Town, this pretty square area is where you’ll find a large concentration of tourist sites, shopping options and hotels. It's the central focus of the city and the site of many monumental moments in history, from the 1483 execution of Fernando to public burnings during the Inquisition.
What to see and do in Évora
Évora’s captivating historical sites provide ample entertainment and education throughout the day. Several historic churches, Igreja de São João and Sé, can be found in the Old Town dating back over many centuries. There are also a number of well-preserved Roman monuments, from the impressive Templo Romano to Domus Burgos. The Museu do Évora offers an excellent introduction to the city's long and varied history, through Celtic, Islamic and Roman rule. It’s recommended that you visit here first before exploring the rest of the city. To the south of town, a chilling mausoleum, Capela dos Ossos, is constructed from the bones and skulls of the dead. There’s also a wealth of archaeological sites to discover outside of the city, including the ancient standing stones of Cromeleque dos Almendres and the rock and cave carvings of Gruta do Escoural.
What to eat in Évora
Évora has a vibrant food scene that's heavily influenced by the Alentejo region. You'll find regional specialities like ensopado de borrego (lamb stew), empadas de galinha (chicken pot pie) and perdiz à Montemor (Montemor partridge). Pão Alentejano, a style of bread, is crucial to the local cuisine, and is often eaten with soup (or sopa) made with vegetables, meat or fish. Another popular and deliciously moreish soup-like dish is Açorda à alentejana, a hearty bowl made from rustic bread, garlic, coriander, olive oil and eggs. Wine and cheese are also popular, with a number of renowned local winemakers like Adega da Cartuxa.
Typical events and festivals in Évora
Évora celebrates a wealth of festivals and celebrations in line with the rest of Portugal, including Christmas, Easter Weekend and Liberty Day (April 25). There are also a number of unique local festivities, including St Peter's Day, hosted on June 29 with dances, performances and processions. You can also expect a full calendar of concerts and festivals, including a Classical Music Festival in summer, a more modern musical festival, Festival Alentejo, in July, and a Short Film Festival in autumn.
How to move around in Évora
Évora is serviced by a comprehensive bus, coach and rail network, ferrying visitors to nearby hotspots, towns and cities. You can travel in and around the immediate area with the Évora city bus system provided by Trevo.
The climate in Évora
Évora has a warm Mediterranean climate with some Atlantic influence. You can expect warm summers often reaching highs of 30°C and mild winters rarely dipping below 8°C.
More interesting facts about and sights in Évora
This region is renowned for its winemaking and sits on the Rota dos Vinhos do Alentejo (Alentejo wine route). Pick up a booklet from the tourist office to best explore the wineries and bars in town. Reds are typically rich and fruity, while whites here are fresh and vibrant.