One of Portugal’s most beautifully preserved medieval towns, Évora is an enchanting place to dig into the past.
Inside the 14th-century walls, Évora’s narrow, winding lanes lead to outstanding architectural works:
- An sumptuous medieval cathedral and cloisters;
- The columns of the Templo Romano;
- The picturesque town square (once the site of some rather gruesome episodes courtesy of the Inquisition).
Outside of town, Neolithic monuments and rustic wineries make for fine day trips.