Convento do Espinheiro, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa

Canaviais, Évora, Alentejo, 7005-839, Portugal | 5 star hotel
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This 5 star hotel, located on Canaviais, Évora, is near Chapel of Bones (Capela dos Ossos), Cathedral of Évora (Se), Praca do Giraldo, and Universidade de Evora.
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    Travel Blogs from Évora

    Évora: Land of the Bones

    A travel blog entry by vikkitor on Aug 26, 2014

    170 photos

    ... blue tile. We then walked to the Catedral de Évora (Cathedral) which is one of the oldest and most important of all monuments in Évora. On each side of the Catedral there are two massive towers which you can climb to get to the roof of the Cathedral were you get to see a Panoramic view of Évora! I love how the houses have the orange tile roofs because it looks soo beautiful when looking at the view. There is definitely a medieval/Gothic look ...

    Knowledge is Wealth

    A travel blog entry by roundaboutus on Jul 28, 2014

    26 photos

    ... is decidedly greener. The family appear to have very little, materially. Their clothes are hand-me downs and gifts from friends, the children have a few toys, an impressive collection of plastic dinosaurs and a vast bucket of Lego, there are no pictures on the walls and kitchen utensils are mostly manual and chipped. I risk sounding either aghast or patronising, but this is significant to me. They are both highly educated and have re educated themselves to focus on true ...

    Cork, Megaliths and the Portuguese Inquisition

    A travel blog entry by helwit on Jul 17, 2014

    1 comment, 10 photos

    ... 3 hour trip outside the town to visit 3 of the more than 130 sites of cromlechs, menhirs and dolmens (i.e. megaliths) found in the region. We had an excellent young archaeologist, called Mario, as our guide. We first visited the Cromlech of Almendres, which is an oval of 95 stones. The stones are placed on the down slopes of high points, facing east and in line with the angle of the sun forming the equinox and solstices. Some of the flat faces of the ...

    Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones

    A travel blog entry by michellendave on Jul 10, 2014

    49 photos

    ... sheet describing the three main sites and handed it to us. Voila, we got something from them that was actually useful.

    We set our smartphone navigation for 'Valverde' and found our way to site #3) the Megalithic Cathedral, Large Zambujeiro Dolmen. Dolmens are funeral monuments and this one is said to have one of the biggest stones. This reminded me of the megaliths called "Hunebedden" found in Drente, ...

    Day 28 - Evora

    A travel blog entry by britt.mark on May 19, 2014

    1 comment, 16 photos

    ... the stones on a Roman road that formed a major entry point to the city. Cars are still driving across them but they needed to be straightened. Lousy Roman engineering didn't even get 2,400 years on the warranty.

    Visited a university funded by Jesuits in 1530s, the second university in Portugal. In 1835 the government expelled all religious orders and guess what university had to close. Didn't reopen until ...