Evora is a quiet Portuguese town of approximately 56,500 residents. Located about 1.5 hours east of Lisbon, this little municipality could easily be dismissed as a “nothing to see here” kind of place. But we were pleasantly surprised by how much it actually offered. Here are just a few reasons why you should add Evora to your itinerary if you’re visiting Portugal:
1. Experience a Slower Pace
Lisbon is like any bustling city, with a go-go-go sort of frenetic energy. Once we left the big city and entered the medieval city walls of Evora, though, life’s pace slowed down considerably. There’s no reason to rush here, and you can feel it in the air.
We wanted to book a day trip outside of Evora, so we spoke to our hotel front desk clerk to set something up. He said he had a friend he could call who took people on tours. We could do anything we wanted on the tour, we just had to ask. Want to go biking? Want to see the vineyards? Were we foodies, or more into history? ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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