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Évora - Estremoz - Vila Viçosa

Full Day (8 hours) Starting from 350 €

Évora is one of the most emblematic Portuguese cities. Its beautiful historic center has been a UNESCO World Heritage site, an area of about 105 acres and 400 buildings, which is in itself one of the best reasons to visit this wonderful city Alentejo.

Évora is known for important Roman presence at the time of occupation of the peninsula, as its impressive Cathedral built between 1186 and 1204, the known Roman Temple (popularly nicknamed the "Temple of Diana") built between the first century AD and III, the Church of San Francisco and its famous Chapel of Bones, totally covered with human bones, beautiful Lóios Church (XV century), or the D. Manuel Palace with interesting gallery of Damas, part of what remains of the Palace of XVI century built by Avis dynasty which so influenced and loved these areas.

The about 20 churches and monasteries city denote its historical and religious importance. Local exchange and a must see as well is the famous Praça do Giraldo, with Arabic-style arches and a fountain dated 1571, a meeting place for all generations, animation and special shows. Evora has a great deal of craft, hotels and restaurants, and we can enjoy true delicacies typical Alentejo, in a city that tradition, combines peace of mind, history and animation as few.

Estremoz is known for "white city" of Alentejo, in part because of its white houses scattered across the hill, but also for its white marble quarries, with such an old farm and respected, so that this region contributes 90% to the fact that Portugal is the world's second largest exporter of marble.

Its historical importance and recognition as locality are very old landmarks, having been important at the time of the Roman occupation and Muslim, maintaining throughout the Middle Ages its relevance, also the proximity of just 50 km from the border with Spain.

Estremoz is surrounded by two sets of walls, the first of the thirteenth century around the old town situated near the castle, and a second line of fortified ramparts erected to protect the lower part of the town, during the War of Restoration (1640 -48).

The Ducal Palace is one of the most emblematic monuments of Vila Viçosa. Its construction started in 1501 by King Jaime, fourth Duke of Bragança, but the works that earned him the greatness and characteristics that we know today continued up the sixteenth and XVII.

No Vila Viçosa center stands towering medieval castle, ordered the construction of D. Dinis in the last decade of the thirteenth century. In 1461, when Ferdinand I received the ducal chair, until the inauguration of the Ducal Palace, this national monument was the residence of Bragança.

Erected in 1514 by King James, to be the Pantheon of the Duchess of Bragança, the former Convent of Chagas de Cristo, as it is also known, was occupied in 1535 by the Poor Clares from the Monastery of Our Lady of the Conception of Beja.

 

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