After arriving in Évora, we started the city tour through the center of Évora. Évora was conquered by the Moors by Geraldo ” No Fear ” in 1166 and during the Middle Ages was one of the most prospotic cities of the Kingdom, especially during the Avis Dynasty (1385-1580). Queluz Palace Sintra.
We will visit the Temple of Diana. The Roman Temple, in Évora, is one of the grandest and best preserved Roman temples in the entire Iberian Peninsula. It was considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. It is the ex-libris of the city of Évora.
Then we will visit Bones Chapel. The Chapel of the Bones was built in the seventeenth century on the initiative of three Franciscan friars whose purpose was to convey the message of the transience and fragility of human life. This message is clearly passed on to the visitors at the entrance, through the warning: “We bones here we are, for yours we hope”. It shows, deep down, the macabre taste of baroque man for necrophilia. Visit to the Monument.
After Lunch we will visit the Cathedral of Évora Founded in 1186 and consecrated in 1204, the Évora Cathedral, dedicated to Santa Maria, is the largest medieval cathedral in the country, and an incomparable example of Roman-Gothic transition architecture. A grandiose temple built between 1186 and the first years of the 13th century was succeeded by the grandiose monument that now exists, essentially a result of two notable campaigns of the Late Middle Ages. Visit to the Monument.
VISIT TO A FIFTH PRODUCER OF WINES
Those who visit the Cartuxa Wine Tourism have the opportunity to enjoy the unique surroundings of Quinta de Valbom, its history, and visit the building where the Cartuxa Winery was founded. In this place of worship, the visitor can still taste the wines and olive oils of the Foundation, for sale at the Adega store. Visit to the facilities and process of Frabrico. Visit to the Cellar.
After the visit, followed by tasting of olive oil and wine aims to challenge the four senses. touch it, watch it, breathe it and savor. Wine tasting.
Back to Lisbon we go to Arraiolos small village in Alentejo, located about 20 km northwest of Évora. We visited the castle (14th century) and the Church of the Lord of the Passes (rebuilt in the 19th century). Stop for Photos.
We visited the Famous Rugs of Arraiolos. Arraiolos rugs are embroidered fleece rugs with a dot with the same name on a jute, cotton or linen fabric. Knowledge transmitted from generation to generation. Stop for Photos