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Walk Through The Historical Landmarks Of Evora

Evora is a UNESCO site, surrounded by medieval walls, where we can see historical remains from the 1st century when it was founded by the Romans until the 20th century. We find here 4 main historic traces: Romans, Moors (Islamic period)and Jews, Christian reconquest (with the help of the templars), and the renaissance period when Evora was the second most important town of Portugal.

From Evora
Online Experience
1 Hour
Europe
Upto 10 people
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Highlights
  • Real-time experience streamed live from the medieval city of Evora
  • Visit popular attractions, such as the Roman Temple, St Francis Church and Praca do Giraldo
  • Spend time at the most visited monument, the unique Bones Chapel
Description

Evora is a UNESCO World Heritage site, surrounded by medieval walls and full of historical remains that range all the way back to the 1st century, when it was founded by the Romans. You will find here four main historic traces: those of the Romans, the Moors and the Jews, the Christian reconquest, and the Renaissance period when Evora was the second most important town in Portugal. Join me on this Online Experience to explore how these periods have shaped the beauty and character of Evora.
We will begin our tour from the Roman Temple known as Ebora Cerealis, which dates all the way back to the 1st century. Then, we will visit Inquisition Palace that was built in the 16th century, and where many trials against the Jewish community took place, forcing many families to flee to the US, Brazil, and Israel. Going ahead, we will visit the Cathedral of Evora. Constructed in the 13th century to mark the end of the Islamic period, it is popular today for its statue of the Virgin Mary, the Nossa Senhora do O.
Our next stop on the tour will be Rua 5 de Outubro, a shopping street that goes all the way back to the Roman era. Here, one can find exquisite handicrafts,  cork products, pottery, wine, olive oil, clothes, and several restaurants. Walking through this vibrant street, we will make our way to the main square, the Praca do Girald, a magnificent example of 15th-century architecture. It is the heart of Evora, perpetually full of chatter and people. After spending some time here, we will move to the Saint Francis Church, one of the most beautiful churches in Portugal with its baroque gold-carved wood.

Next, we will visit one of the most important buildings in Evora: the Bones Chapel, which stands entirely decorated with human bones and is meant to make one ponder upon mortality and the importance of life. After taking in this magnificent and humbling building, we will visit the Royal Public Garden. This tranquil garden houses many wonderful peacocks and is the perfect place to end our tour of this beautiful city.

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 35 EUR per screen OR as a private session for 120 EUR for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Sofia Vieira

I am an official tour guide since 1992, with a passion for history. Married to a history teacher, I spend my free time investigating more and more about Evora and all Alentejo region. I am also very interested in how the different cultures influenced a place and its people. This way, I love to find out how the several influences of Romans, Visigoths, Moors, Jews, and Christians that are still alive in our DNA, in the way we still live. Like a good wine, we are a good blend of cultures. I love people with a sense of humor. Another of my interests is cooking and eating, so I am really attached to the local gastronomy, to our great wines. Travelling includes visiting, learning, savoring, feeling the experience of being there, as a local. This is what I want to provide to you on this unique Online Experience.

From USD 42 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.