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  • Day13


    July 1 in Portugal

    Last year the Gairs and Alice tried to visit as many UNESCO sites in Portugal as possible, and we missed Evora. The Heiners visited its Spanish counterpart, Mérida, and were amazed. Maria and Melinda decided to detour quickly into Portugal for a few days to visit Evora. The city and the streets are picturesque, from Roman times, and TINY! On the way in Maria had to turn around in a parking lot the size of a Costco pizza (and on a slope, of course), and on the way out, a Portuguese man randomly crossing in front of Maria had stop to guide her out. The street was ok, until one tiny little keyhole no wider than the car. Forget the Bible parable about the camel and the needle...try threading an Audi through a Portuguese street!

    Evora is enchanting. It has whitewashed houses. Roman temples. Churches with towers. A chapel made of bones (*highlight!*). An aqueduct. And just out of town...some ancient standing stones. We took the map, walked the town, and checked off the list...ending the day with an amazing meal for which we were squeezed into the restaurant at the end of the evening.

    Maria’s mom would be so jealous that the bougainvilleas grow like weeds there and the town is decorated with purple, flowering trees. Obrigada, Evora. We must return soon.
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  • Day25

    Das historische Städtchen Évora

    August 16, 2017 in Portugal

    Vielleicht lebe ich wirklich hinterm Mond, oder das kleine Studentenstädtchen Évora mit seinen 56.000 Einwohnern ist wirklich noch ein absoluter Geheimtipp. Es liegt etwa auf der Höhe von Lissabon, nur viel weiter im Landesinneren und hat mich mit seinem römischen Tempel, der auf dem Berg thront, eigentlich schon von Weitem verzaubert.
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  • Day25

    Art Café in Evora

    August 16, 2017 in Portugal

    Ich liebe meine Happy Cow App. Sie führt mich in jeder Stadt an die tollsten Orte. Mit der App kann ich ausfindig machen, wo es vegan, vegetarische und Vegetarier-freundliche Restaurants gibt. In Portugal sehr hilfreich. Für Évora wurde mir das ArtCafé angezeigt. Schon auf den Fotos in der App fand ich die Tische und Stühle vor den Rundbögen sehr hübsch. Das Café liegt in einem Innenhof mit Viadukten.
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  • Day26

    Ich bin ein Naturmädel und ich finde eigentlich in jeder Stadt einen schönen Park. In Évora ist das der Jardim Público. Gleich am Anfang des Parks gibt es einen kleine Hütte, an der ihr euch ein paar Getränke und Snacks kaufen könnt, um sie dann im Park an den vielen Tischen oder auf einer Bank zu genießen. Außerdem haben wir noch das Feira de São João besucht, was wirklich, wirklich toll war! Den Diana Tempel und die gruselige Knochenkapelle mussten wir uns natürlich auch unbedingt anschauen. ;-)
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  • Day29

    Day 29: Into Portugal

    March 16, 2017 in Portugal

    Exciting day today, for two reasons: firstly because we were hitting up two separate UNESCO World Heritage sites in one day, and also because we were moving into our second country of the trip! First new country for me, second for Shandos as this was her first time in Spain.

    Up at the normal time and hit the road by 11:30, heading westwards across the Portuguese border and the town of Elvas. The town itself is UNESCO listed for a well-preserved old town area, but also for the large Renaissance-era forts protecting the town. Rather than head into town, we decided to check these out instead.

    It was a little difficult finding our way around, since the time zone had changed, the language had changed, and the data on my phone stopped working since I wasn't in Spain anymore! But the forts were pretty hard to miss. We opted first for the closer of the two, which sadly turned out to be the less interesting. The caretakers kindly let us take Schnitzel in, which made sense as the fort inside was mostly grass.

    They had that class pointed star-shape (if seen from above), where ranged weapons have very distinct killing zones and approaching the fort becomes very difficult. Interested to learn that Portugal has had the same borders more-or-less since the 12th century, and that although the crowns have gone back and forth a few times, it's essentially Europe's oldest defined nation.

    After an hour or so we headed down, bypassing the town towards the larger fort on the northern side. This was a bit more touristy but also cost 5 euros to enter; we weren't keen on paying since we'd already paid 2.50 each at the previous fort. If we'd been a little more prepared we'd likely have come here first as it looked larger and in better condition (and more interesting). Apparently at one point it was considered the among the strongest fortresses in Europe, with 144 cannons bristling out of the ramparts!

    Back into the car where we continued our journey westward, ending in the small city of Evora. Again this is UNESCO listed for a well-preserved old town, but it was also very influential to Portuguese history which we knew little about. It was the capital of Portugal for a few hundred years in the early Renaissance before the move to Lisbon, and a lot of the buildings and so on date from that era.

    Made a quick McDonalds pitstop for late lunch before parking our car outside the city walls and heading to our accommodation on foot. Apartment in a nice quiet side-street, though the owner's nephew or grandson or something lives upstairs. No real problem though, seemed like a nice guy and spoke good English.

    Headed out to explore where we looked at the cathedral (at one time the largest in Portugal), well-preserved ruins of a Roman temple (there was a Roman settlement here though not particularly notable), the main plaza (or plaça as they're called here), and of course the little white-washed alleyways with wrought iron balconies.

    Found some nice gardens which we walked through, rounded a corner to find a group of peacocks. Including one who had all his feathers raised in a mating display - never seen that before! Had a coffee and a Portuguese egg tart (which are everywhere) in a bakery, though the lady eventually communicated that it was the last one, burnt on top and cracked in the middle. It still tasted the same to us, though she didn't charge us for it!

    Seems a lot more multicultural here than in Spain, though it might just be the areas we've been in. Quite a few recent-looking migrants from Africa and the sub-continent, whereas Spain seemed fairly homogeneous. Also keep making the mistake of slipping back into Spanish - it's a bit similar but still quite different to Portuguese. Most people can understand you, but I have no hope of understanding their language! It actually sounds quite eastern European to my ears.

    Headed out in the evening without much plan of where to go for dinner. Decided on a whim to head for a place with a 9.1 rating on Foursquare, which turned out to be a fantastic choice. It was a degustation restaurant, where the waiter basically said "do you want meat or vegetarian" and that was as much choice as we had in the matter! Sliced meats, soup-infused mushrooms, baked cheese, choux pastry with cheese & walnut, salad with salmon to start, followed by pork neck with rice and creamy mashed spinach. Mint sorbet for palate cleanser, then a triple dessert of egg yolk & sugar, a thin layered-cake style thing, and a couple of cheesecake squares and a glass of sweet wine. Comfortably the most expensive meal we've had so far on this trip, at 60 euros total, but considering the whole experience and that it included wine, it felt like a bargain!

    Went to bed with full stomachs, ready for another day!
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  • Day18

    Enchanting Evora

    May 19 in Portugal

    The 45 minute drive to Evora was lovely. More cork trees, eucalyptus trees, and storks—we even saw 13 nests on one high transmission line tower! We also saw ruins of a castle on a hill, cattle, and sheep. Evora is a city from the 1500-1700s with narrow winding streets. We parked outside the city walls, and just walked around. It was funny to see a car parked in the middle of a narrow street--they don't care that they block the road.Read more

  • Day11

    Aquädukt von Évora

    September 17 in Portugal

    Das historische Aquädukt von Évora beginnt ein paar hundert Meter in der Altstadt mit ungefähr 2m Höhe. Geht man aus der Altstadt den Hügel runter wird das Aquädukt logischerweise höher. Die Portugiesen haben um, an, in und auf das Aquädukt ihre Häuser und anderes gebaut, sodass es mit der Stadt verschmolzen ist

  • Day11

    Évora Tag 2

    September 17 in Portugal

    Haben um 12 aus dem Hotel ausgecheckt, Gepäck dort gelassen und laufen jetzt nochmals durch die Stadt. Es ist sehr warm und es weht fast kein Wind. An der Universität von Évora ist heute Semesterbeginn und die Studenten scheinen irgendein Programm mit den Erstsemestern zu machen. Die älteren Studenten haben alle Anzug/Kostüm und einen schwarzen Umhang an. Rowling hat sich beim Design der Harry Potter Roben wohl hier inspirieren lassen.
    Um 5 geht unser Zug nach Lisboa, hoffentlich ohne Probleme.
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  • Day2


    September 29, 2016 in Portugal

    Wirklich ein schöner Ort. Alleine innerhalb des mittelalterlichen Mauerrings wurden 365 Gebäude unter Denkmalschutz gestellt. Die UNESCO erkannte die Altstadt bereits 1986 als Welterbe an.

    Auch hier haben wir ein tolles Hotel. Aber keine Pousada😄

You might also know this place by the following names:

Évora, Evora, Yabura/Yabora/Yabra, Эвора

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