"Evora - A UNESCO World Heritage Site" Évora by Bwana_Brown
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We arrived in Evora on a hot mid-afternoon after a long drive from the southern Algarve area. It really was our first experience in dealing with city traffic since we had picked up our rental car in Lisbon 3-days earlier. Despite lacking a city map and some fairly busy traffic, we finally managed to locate our pre-booked accommodations. The Pensao Graca had a great tourist map of the city, so we were all set after that!
It did not take long to drive back into the main part of the city, where we found a free car-park just outside the walls of this ancient city, and not far from its University. We then struck off on foot to explore the delights of Evora. We immediately came upon the 1900-year old Roman ruins that you see here, located in the centre of the city. Surrounding this area we found many interesting sights, including the Cathedral and the old Roman walls that also date from 100-200 AD.
In the midst of all this, we also found a lovely cool and relaxing restaurant with outdoor seating under the shade of its huge trees!
It is not difficult to understand why this city is a UNESCO World Heritage site!
- Pros:An Abundance of Ancient Attractions
- Cons:A Popular and Busy Spot
- In a nutshell:Definitely Give it a Try!
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