The town of Evora known like the golden age of Portugal after the destruction of Lisbon by the earthquake of 1755. Also is registered in the UNESCO with World Heritage list. Evora is located at the intersection of 3 river basins. About 100 km. east of Lisbon, it's constructed high above the surrounding plain. The founding of the city dates back to the dawn of the Christian era. A city of Portugal's interior, Evora is located at the intersection of three river basins. About 100 km. east of Lisbon , it is constructed high above the surrounding plain. The founding of the city dates back to the dawn of the Christian era. Under the Aviz Dynasty (1385-1580), Evora became the second most important city of the kingdom after Lisbon. In the 16th century, Evora reached its golden era as witnessed by a number of architectural realisations. This was also the beginning of great Portuguese maritime expeditions, when the ports of call on the world's maritime route - Madeira, the Azores, and the Cape Verde Islands - were discovered. In the 17th century, a Vauban-type fortification was constructed. In the 18th century, the Company of Jesus, which had spread intellectual and religious enlightenment since the 16th century, was expelled, and Evora went into de. On the 18th century beginning the Company of Jesus, which had divided intellectual and religious enlightenment from the 16th century. Nowadays the town of Evora is a real treat. The walls and the vestiges of walls, which are bordered with gardens are beautiful. The low white houses with their tile roofs. However there are several convents and palaces, there is an aqueduct which dates to 1537 and numerous fountains. Even if you are not a history buff, Evora should be on your itinerary. Evora's spectacular Roman remains include the Templo Romano and the Termas Romanas (Roman Baths). The Templo Romano is one of the best-preserved Roman monuments in Europe and is thought to date to the 2nd or 3rd century. The Termas Romanas (Roman baths) were discovered under the Câmara Municipal or town hall in the 1980s and can be visited Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm during office hours. Among Evora's many fine churches, the standout is the Igreja de Sao Francisco with its macabre Capela dos Ossos. Other beautiful churches include the Igreja de Sao Francisco with fine azulejos. Next door the Convento dos Loios has been converted in to a top-end pousada with a noted restaurant.
Climate and Geography
Évora (latitude 38.6º, longitude 7º54', altitude 300 m) is situated in Alentejo (south of Portugal). It is the chief city of the district and capital of Alto Alentejo Province.