About Évora

Évora is a Portuguese city in the municipality of Évora. This small but beautiful city is located in the Alentejo, a large region of wide plains on the south of Portugal, borderd on the North by the Tagus River and on the South by the region of Algarve. Évora was ranked number two in the Portuguese most liveable cities survey of living conditions published yearly by Expresso.

The city is relatively close (140 km) from the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, and 80 km far from the Spanish border (Badajoz). The city has a very well preserved historical centre, partially enclosed by Medieval walls, where many valuable monuments can be visited: a Roman temple, a Museum, churches and chapels, etc.

Évora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (UNESCO - Historic Centre of Évora) and also a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network.

The city has a well known university, hosted in a XVIth century building, Colégio do Espírito Santo, being funded in 1559 by the Archbishop D. Henrique, future king of Portugal. In 2008, the University of Évora, sponsored by the European funding mechanism EEA Grants, created the HERCULES Laboratory (HERança CULtural Estudos e Salvaguarda/Cultural Heritage Studies and Safeguard) dedicated to the study, conservation and valorisation of cultural heritage. This interdisciplinary laboratory is unique in Portugal.

Transport from Lisbon

International flights land at Terminal 1 from the Lisbon airport (Portela).

At the Exit from Terminal 1 (Arrivals) there are taxi services (around 10-15 euros to the center of the city) or the shuttle aerobus whose stops are cross the road beyond the taxi stand.

To go directly to Évora Take Line 3 aerobus to SETE RIOS Rail and bus Station (on exiting the terminal it is aerobus stop to your left).

At SETE RIOS you may take either the Rede Expressos (http://www.rede-expressos.pt/) bus to Évora or the CP train (http://www.cp.pt/) at the railway terminal. One-way ticket costs approx. 12.50€ either by train or bus.

Please note that while Rede Expressos buses to Évora are fairly frequent up to 22.00 weekdays or 22.30 on Sunday, train SETE RIOS-ÉVORA are only 3/day (at 10.04, 17.04 and 19.04). Travel time is about 1.30 hours either by train or bus.


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