Evora Travel Guide

The town of Evora known like the golden age of Portugal after the destruction of Lisbon by the earthquake of 1755. Also is registered in the UNESCO with World Heritage list. Evora is located at the intersection of 3 river basins. About 100 km. east of Lisbon, it’s constructed high above the surrounding plain. The founding of the city dates back to the dawn of the Christian era.

In those times Evora became the second most important town of the kingdom after Lisbon. In the 16th century, the town of Evora reached its golden era as witnessed by a number of architectural realisations. This was also the beginning of great Portuguese maritime expeditions, when the ports of call on the world’s maritime route, The azores, Madeira, and the Cape Verde Islands, were discovered.

In the 17th century, was constructed the Vauban type fortification. On the 18th century beginning the Company of Jesus, which had divided intellectual and religious enlightenment from the 16th century. Nowadays the town of Evora is a real treat. The walls and the vestiges of walls, which are bordered with gardens are beautiful. The low white houses with their tile roofs. However there are several convents and palaces, there is an aqueduct which dates to 1537 and numerous fountains. Even if you are not a history buff, Evora should be on your itinerary.

The town of Evora have a total area of 1,307.0 km², with a population around of 56.718 inhabitants.