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July 20 - Evora
We started our day with a good breakfast at the Pousada. Most days, Joe has eggs, meat, and pastry. Susan sticks to her usual meal of fruit, cereal, and yogurt all mixed together. But there are many things to choose from.
We had heard there was a guided tour of the walled village of Evora. The tour was scheduled to start in the main square (Praca do Giraldo) at 10:00 am. The front desk staff told us that it was a 5 minute walk to ...
... to buy tickets for the palace and the coach museum, but we bought tickets for the palace and the armory. We have never seen so many swords, crossbows, suits of armor, and guns anywhere else. We think there had to be more than 10,000 pieces. We are not into weapons, but many of them are really works of art. We didn't get to see the coaches.
We enjoyed seeing the palace and reading about the family that built and inhabited the palace. We wondered how long it would take ...
... or unique church steeple protrude beyond the quaint streets and buildings, we just had to get a closer look. Four hours later, we had visited not only the eerie Chapel of Bones and the Aqueduct but Igreja de São João, the Roman Temple and Praça do Giraldo, the main square. The square used to be a place of executions and public burning of victims of the Inquisition. Today, the terraces on the square is a place to enjoy ...
... 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 ...
On our first day of vacation in Portugal, we drove to Evora for the Temple of Diana and the Chapel of Bones. Alex really likes Roman ruins, so we figured we'd check it out. It was really just some columns in the middle of a modern looking square, but it's cool to know how old it is and how long people have been living and building in Portugal.