BEYOND THE TEJO
With plains to lose sight of, unfolding south of the Tejo River and a surrounding landscape marked by the sun’s oiro, Évora is an inspiring city, with much to know and explore.
It is not difficult to understand the reasons why Évora was already important in Roman times. Chosen in the 15th century by the Kings of Portugal as Paço, Évora was an important place for political and spiritual power, which undoubtedly contributed to its development, as well as to the cultural importance it held in the following centuries.
Inside the city, it is possible to visit one of its most famous ex-libris – The Chapel of Bones, built in the seventeenth century. The Giraldo Square, today animated by its terraces and constant back-to-back, is a tribute to Geraldo Geraldes, for the conquest of Évora to the Moors in 1167. From the center we head towards the Roman Temple, the icon of the city, one of the grandest and best preserved Roman temples in the entire Iberian Peninsula, having been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986.
Taking advantage of the best that the region has to offer us, nothing better than to know one of the oldest wineries in Portugal and the most renowned, in the Monastery of Cartuxa, built between 1587 and 1598. The Carthusian Winery – Quinta de Valbom is today one of the stage centers of wines produced by the Eugénio de Almeida Foundation.
Arrive at 9:15 am to leave at 9:30 am.
Approximately 8:30 pm.
Casual. We advise comfortable sports wear, hiking shoes and a light jacket.
Departure and Arrival may be adapted depending on the customer’s needs – Subject to change in value.
DAY 1 | ÉVORA
• Cromeleque dos Almendres
• Lunch at O Moinho Restaurant
• Church of St. Francis
• Chapel of Bones*
• Church and Convent of Grace*
• Giraldo Square
• Santa Isabel Gate
• Silver Water Aqueduct
• Roman Temple of Diana
• Moura Doors
• Carthusian Winery (wine tasting included in the value)
*Entry not included in the value.