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Travel Blogs from Évora
... agro-tourism B&B. We paid 12 E a piece and were off for 2 hour tour. Lucia was delightful. She knew the history of the area and all kinds of fun facts.
Squeezed within Roman, medieval, and 17th century walls, Evora's web of streets is an architectural and cultural mix. Evora was classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 and is nicknamed both White-City and Museum-City. There are over 20 church's and monasteries in the village. There is evidence ...
... open. At about 3 PM, a fellow opened the door and welcomed everyone. Now we could see it was a guided tour that started at 3 PM and we wondered what he was saying in Portuguese for the next hour.
The palace was owned by the Dukes of Barganca, who also owned other vast estates but the lavish palace Paco Ducal at Vila Vicosa became their favorite. The construction of the palace was started by Don Jaime in 1501.
After Portugal received its independence from Spain ...
... or meal and makes a wonderful place to people watch.
Capela dos Ossos (English: Chapel of Bones)
From James Weldon Johnson's Ezekiel inspired song;
(dis)connected from the neck bone
Neck bone connected from the shoulder bone
Shoulder bone connected from the back bone
Back bone connected from the hip bone
... old city walls and classic churches. An olive press museum and the Moorish quarter seemed unique and we stopped to find them. We parked in a newer area of town and walked through the cobblestone lane of the Moorish quarter where the well tended white homes are decorated with blue or mustard trim and flower pots in front. We got to the city hall and castle ground just before everything closed for lunch. Most of the castle was destroyed by ...
... up, back onto the road. Luckily we just managed to squeeze past and the others managed to get in too. Luckily all that was needed was a new battery!
We walked the 2km into town and then climbed up to the centre.- it was boiling hot!
Our first venue was the Franciscan Church, but when we arrived in ...