There is much to keep visitors to Évora occupied for several days of sightseeing in and around the city. But if you are travelling by car or feel like hiring one for a day in order to venture a little further afield, there are some delightful day trips to the outlying areas just waiting to be discovered.

This one-day tour takes you away from UNESCO World Heritage sites of Évora to two very different Alentejo towns, each with their own distinct heritage and much to please the inquisitive traveller.

The best way to see the city is on foot, walking through its narrow streets lined with white houses, discovering along the way the monuments and details that reveal the history of Évora and its rich heritage.

Places to visit:

Praça do Giraldo

Our starting point: the Praça do Giraldo
Located in the heart of the city, this square is an excellent meeting point, with coffee shops, sidewalk cafés, shops and a tourist information office. On one side is the Church of Santo Antão and the marble drinking fountain (Chafariz) with 8 spouts, representing the 8 streets that lead here.

Temple of Diana 

The Temple of Diana is a Roman temple located right in the heart of the historic city of Évora, Portugal. Known in Portugal as the Templo de Diana, the Temple of Diana dates back to the second century AD when Évora was an important Roman military outpost in Portugal, following its heyday as the headquarters of the Roman military commander Quintus Sertorius during the first century BC.

Évora Cathedral

Évora Cathedral is located right in the heart of the Old Town, close to many of the city’s most famous ecclesiastical buildings. Known in Portugal as the Sé Catedral de Évora, it is an attractive mix of Romanesque and Gothic architecture and its ancient sections date from AD1200. It is one of the most visited monuments in the city, making part of the area of Évora that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site for its architectural and historical significance.

The Chapel of Bones

The Chapel of Bones, or Capela dos Ossos, in the Igreja Real de São Francisco in Évora, Portugal, is one of the city’s most visited destinations.
The church itself was built in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth century and is a significant sightseeing destination in its own right, thanks to its delightful mixture of Gothic and Manueline architectural styles that were so popular in Portugal at the time. At this time no less than 42 monastic cemeteries were dotted in and around the city of Évora and space was beginning to become an issue, so following the construction of the church a group of Franciscan monks decided to move all the bones to one single, consecrated chapel in order to free up the land for further use and development.

Wine and cheese taste (opcional)

In the meadle of the tour, we will stop in a local shop for a wine and chease taste. Local food is a must!!!

Price: 150 Eur per person 
Minimum 2 persons

Not included: 
Meals and entrances in museums 
Wine and cheese taste not included