CITY OF ÉVORA AND THE NEOLITHIC PERIOD
- FULL DAY TRIP -
"Cromeleque dos Almendres"
Évora Cathedral interior
St. Francisco church
St. Francisco church interior
Chapel of Bones
Pick up at 9 am. wherever you are in Lisbon / Sintra / Cascais.
We leave Lisbon and headed into the Alentejo region, one of the most beautiful lands of Portugal.
On the path to Évora, we go visit a very old and special place, the "Cromeleque dos Almendres", Megalithic monuments with over 7000 years.
Then to the beautiful walled city of Évora, which deserves a visit with passion, it offers time marks of a city that was born over the centuries: monumental churches, historic squares, whitewashed houses and medieval streets ... Outside the city embraces the nature wheat fields and hills, lakes and streams, lonely landscapes of incomparable beauty ... its hospitable people, the handicrafts, rich gastronomy, traditions, smells and flavors that characterize this beautiful region is awaiting for you!
In the arrival we do a walking by the historic center, we will pass through the old aqueduct "Água de Prata" from the year 1537, by the Giraldo Square, by the Roman Temple and visit the Cathedral of Évora, there we must climb to its rooftop for magnificent views of the fields of Alentejo region.
At break for lunch, we suggest a restaurant of local cuisine, this region has very ancient gastronomic traditions and is one of the best in Portugal.
After lunch we continue the visit to the St. Francis Church and its Ossuary Chapel (.. yes, is made of very old human bones, is something weird but unmissable).
Upon time available, we also advised to visit:
- The Cadaval Palace and it's Church ot Saint John the Evangelist - The Palace was built during the 14th century on the ruins of a Moorish castle, combines three types of arquitecture: mudejar, gothic and manueline; the Church is one of the most beautiful churches of Portugal, with an unique collection of the 18th century tiles.
Ticket price €5.00 /per person Palace + Church.
- The Museum of Évora - The museum’s building is located in the city’s highest part, between the Cathedral and the Roman Temple. Archaeological research undertaken in 1996 disclosed the existence of part of the paving of the roman forum, some houses from the Islamic period and an area of medieval graves, slightly posterior to the Christian Reconquest in the XII Century, beneath the museum’s foundations.
Ticket price €3.00 /per person
Return to Lisbon with arrival at 7.00 p.m.
Total price ; 8 persons max:
1 to 2 Pax ------ € 240,00
3 to 4 Pax ------ € 280,00
5 to 6 Pax ------ € 320,00
7 to 8 Pax ------ € 360,00
VISITS IN THE TOUR:
Pick up at 9 am
Drop off at 7 pm
Lisbon - Évora 134 Km, 1h 30 mins
Total Kms: 268 Kms
Total time travel: 3 hrs.
Total time Tour : +/- 8 hrs
Portuguese and English.
Tickets to the Évora Cathedral.
Tickets to the Ossuary Chapel (with the possibility of photograph).
Tickets in the remaining monuments / museums / churches, lunch and personal expenses.
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