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Representing Portugal's Golden Age

It is not surprising that the historic centre of Évora is part of the UNESCO-world heritage list. It is a great example of Portugal’s Golden Age. Driving out of Lisbon you will enter the region of Alentejo, the “land byond the Tagus”. You will drive through unspoilt landschape, overflowing with vineyards and cork oak forests. Alentejo is famous for its cork and wine production, and this makes a stay in Évora ideal for a calm getaway mixed with excellent cuisine and wine. Some of the highlights of Évora are there thanks to the Romans who ruled over the city during the first century before Christ. This explains the huge ruins of the Temple of Diana, located in the historical centre. Nearby located you will find the Cathedral “Sé”, in Portugese. This work of Gothic art is a must-see, with the magnificent architecture, Another worhty visit is the, rather unsettling, bone chapel, designed by human skulls and bones, part of the Saint Francisco church. From the temple you can also walk to some historical building used during the inquisition.

Accommodations in this area:

Monte da Estrela - Country House & SPA