• Ancient EvoraThe beautiful preserved Roman temple of Evora
  • Traditional EvoraThe historic cobbled streets of Evora
  • Relaxed EvoraThe peaceful ambience of the Praca do Giraldo
  • Energetic EvoraEvora is a young buzzing university city

Evora Portugal Guide

Roman temple of Diana in Evora

The Roman temple of Diana in Evora

Evora is a delightful Portuguese city that lies in the heart of the Alentejo and is the capital of the region. Evora possesses an unhurried and relaxed atmosphere, in-part due to the intensely hot summer months and this welcoming ambience will captivate visitors. Historically, Evora was an important trading and religious centre and this is reflected in the numerous and diverse tourists attractions discovered within the city walls. Evora should not be mistaken as a sleepy old relic, reliant on its glorious past, the city is young and vibrant with a large student population who attend one of the world’s oldest universities. The relatively small city is a gem of a tourist destination so let us be your Evora Portugal guide and show you the highlights of the charming city.

Getting Started With Evora

Evora Highlights

What are the main sights and attractions in Evora?

Evora Accommodation

Hotel recommendations, reservations and bookings

Evora to Lisbon
Evora to Lisbon

How to travel from the
capital to Evora

How Long?
how many days in Evora

How many days and nights should be spent in Evora?


Extended Evora Introduction

evora city walls

The Moorish city walls of Evora

Evora and central Portugal make for a fantastic destination as part of a touring holiday or as a short break from Lisbon. Lisbon and Evora are connected by great and inexpensive public transport with direct bus and train services that make the central Alentejo region easily accessible. The hot and dry climate means that the region is suitable to be explored at any time of the year, even when the coastal regions are cooler and wet. Lisbon may only be 180km to the east but the cultures, attitudes and heritage is markedly different and this can be easily experienced in the unique cuisine of the Alentejo. Evora is significantly cheaper than other tourist regions of Portugal, with an excellent standard of accommodation able to cater for all tastes.

Why Read Our Guide?

Our Evora Portugal guide has been written by travel experts who have a passion and love of the region who will divulge their personal favourite sights, travel advice and specialist knowledge. We at Evora-Portugal.com pride ourselves on being independent, unbiased and, unlike other guides, we have visited and explored every sight we detail.

Extended Introduction for Evora Portugal

Se Catherdal of Evora

The Se Catherdal of Evora

The Portuguese joke about the slow pace of life of the Alentejo people with their long lunchtime siestas but these are people in tune with their surrounds and, most importantly, their weather. Their less hurried approach is infectious with tourists who find themselves spending leisurely afternoons sat in the open-air cafes sipping local produced drinks. Visitors should not mistake the pace of life of Evora to imply that the city is a relic. There is a large and vibrant student population centered around the historic university our Evora Portugal Guide will explain to you were to party and hang out.


The monuments of Evora are varied and including the prehistoric standing stones, the ghoulish chapel of bones, the Diana roman temple, the university complex and the fortified cathedral just but to name a few. Inside the city walls are narrow cobbled streets lined with traditional painted buildings and ways of life that have not altered in generations. This Evora guide will show you why so many tourists looking for the true Portugal will fall in love with the region. Evora makes for a great tourist destination and let us here at Evora-Portugal.com be your Evora Portugal guide and show why you should visit this area as part of your holiday to Portugal.