"Évora"



After the pick up at your hotel, you will cross the 25th April Lisbon’s most famous bridge to have a full day private tour to Evora,  the UNESCO World Heritage town of Evora, including a visit to the eerie Chapel of Bones.

In the centre of town is the Cathedral and on its left side is the Museu de Evora. The Cathedral which began construction in 1186 and consecrated in 1204 was completed in 1250. The 16th century palace, once the residence of governors and bishops, is now the regional museum – Museu de Evora. 

Further left one cannot help but notice the Roman Temple of Diana - in Corinthian style from the 2nd century. Popularly believed to have been dedicated to the goddess Diana, its columns are made from granite from nearby Estremoz.  

Then and before returning to Lisbon, we are going in direction to Setubal that is an industrial centre, the third largest port in Portugal.  It has a lively covered market and its marina and wide avenues are scattered with restaurants and cafés. 

A must see is Setubal’s intriguing Gothic church, the Igreja de Jesus, designed by the architect, Diogo Boitac in the 15th century.  Its limestone twisted columns are quite beautiful as so too is the overall impression of the ever distinctive Manueline architectural style. 

Setubal has a local museum which is home to many depictions of the life of Christ.  The castle – fortress of Sao Filipe is the location of Setubal’s Pousada. 

The fortress was constructed by Philip II of Spain in 1590 to act as a defence against possible attack from the English.  The Pousada holds an unequalled view of the Sado river.   At the end of the day, back to your hotel.

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