Albergaria Acez

Largo 5 Outubro, n0 1, Évora, Alentejo, 7080-089, Portugal | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Largo 5 Outubro, n0 1, Évora, is near Chapel of Bones (Capela dos Ossos), Cathedral of Évora (Se), Praca do Giraldo, and Universidade de Evora.
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    The ancient city of Evora

    A travel blog entry by joeandsusan on Jul 20, 2014

    3 comments, 29 photos

    ... around Evora has been inhabited for over 15,000 years.

    Lucia told us about the 16th century architecture that surrounded the Praca do Giraldo. It is some of the best preserved in the country. The square is named after Giraldo who was the first to scale the walls in the war that defeated the Moors in 1148.

    The highlights of our tour included the cathedral. It was started in 1186 and consecrated in 1204. It was finished in 1250. Of course, a cathedral ...


    A travel blog entry by joeandsusan on Jul 19, 2014

    9 photos

    ... 8221; to escape the walls of Marvao we turned her on and once again we took off across country. It was raining so hard we could hardly see and it was 15 degrees C with a gale force wind. And we wondered where in the hell Ms Garmin is taking us. After trying to negotiate an impossible turn, we backed up, turned around and went the opposite direction much to the delight of Ms Garmin as she started “re-calculating”. We made it within view of the castle but the downpour ...


    A travel blog entry by bruce.poon on Jul 15, 2014

    4 photos

    ... visible though and the admission price was obviously discounted. The most interesting thing about the church is the bone chapel. All the walls and columns in the chapel were covered with human bones and skulls. It is meant to remind visitors the transient aspect of life. The entrance of the chapel says, "We bones here, await for yours". On the way to lunch, we passed by a ruin of a Roman temple dedicated to Apollo. "We will see plenty of similar ruins in Greece.", I ...

    Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones

    A travel blog entry by michellendave on Jul 10, 2014

    49 photos

    ... get to the 16th century Chapel of Bones which contains the bones of 5000 people.

    The chapel is a large rectangular room with dim golden mood lighting. The surfaces of all walls are the knobby ends of patella and skulls. Pillars are adorned with laterally stacked thigh bones. Two skeletons suspended creepily. A Franciscan Monk supposedly built this as a meditation chamber and as a reminder of the human ...

    Enough with the Castles Already

    A travel blog entry by michellendave on Jul 09, 2014

    28 photos

    ... fruit, no eggs, which is fine with us.

    The historically rich medieval walled castle college town of Evora is #5 on Lonely Planet's "Top 27 Experiences" for Portugal and #1 in the Alentejo Region. We set that as our goal and planned a meandering route along a reservoir by the Spanish border to get there.

    Moura means Moorish Woman or Girl

    We managed to get lost driving out of Serpa. First we turned the wrong ...