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rua Miguel Bombarda 40, Évora, Alentejo, 7000, Portugal | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Évora

The ancient city of Evora

A travel blog entry by joeandsusan on Jul 20, 2014

3 comments, 29 photos

... symbolism remains a mystery. Dolmens are thought to be where Neolithic communities buried their dead, together with their possessions. Dolmens are build with 2 or more huge stones or huge slabs of rocks. More than 130 have been found in the region.

We went to the Cromlech of Almendres. It is on a gentle sloping hillside with a view of the plain. It is an oval made up of 95 elliptical granite stones. The site is believed to have been a temple dedicated to a solar ...

IT"S A WONDERFUL DAY

A travel blog entry by joeandsusan on Jul 19, 2014

9 photos

... on Antique Road Show to put of a price on the items in the palace. The palace is now owned and operated by the government.

On our way to the Pousada Dos Loios Evora, we figured out why marble was everywhere in the palace and village. There are huge marble queries just outside the town. The pits are at least 100 yards by 100 yards and a 100 yards deep.

We made it to the town without problems, but when we got close to our destination we rounded a corner and Ms ...

Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones

A travel blog entry by michellendave on Jul 10, 2014

49 photos

... it is lined floor to ceiling with azulejos, the hand painted blue and white tiles. It didn't disappoint! The collection azueljos are from 1711, by the great master Antonio de Oliveira, and depict scenes from the life of Sao Lourenco Justiniano.

The church also had a crypt with a stack of bones, a gilded alter and 18th century paintings.

Enough with the Castles Already

A travel blog entry by michellendave on Jul 09, 2014

28 photos

... 8364; or 45€. We do have to say, the standard of hotels in Portugal is pretty good. We chose the BW because it is quite central inside the city walls and also got the senior rate which saved us 5€, a first for us in Europe.

The main highway bypasses Monsaraz and as we got on its southern side, the sunlight was at a better angle for taking photos. We drove off the main highway toward a hill that would give us a ...

Evora, Evora!

A travel blog entry by brians_trip on May 09, 2014

15 photos

... medieval walls and is a world heritage site. Once I left the train station I walked 10 minutes to Evora and saw an old church called Igreja Real de Sao Francisco. There was an old man that oversaw the church and he had a presence to him that was very comforting. He was very kind and showed me inside and the pictures I have do not do justice to the beauty of the church.

Afterwards I made my ...

Location

This hotel, located on rua Miguel Bombarda 40, Évora, is near Chapel of Bones (Capela dos Ossos), Cathedral of Évora (Se), Praca do Giraldo, and Universidade de Evora.
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