What to do in Évora

Sights in Évora

Évora Cultural Experience

Évora Silver Water Hike

​Venture into the discovery of the natural heritage of Évora, through a fascinating hike along the Renaissance water aqueduct of “Água de Prata”.

We will pick you up at your hotel and will take you on a walking tour back to Évora, always accompanied by your private guide, who will show you the fascinating history of the aqueduct, as well the characteristics of the typical natural environment of the Mediterranean – the “Montado”. The predominance of cork oaks, olive trees and various cattle is constant.

Do not forget to bring your camera, because our guide, besides biologist and geologist, is passionate about bird watching. It’s a unique experience for those who like the harmony between the cultural heritage, material and immaterial, and the natural heritage.

Main Attractions

  • Água De Prata Aqueduct
  • Fauna And Flora
  • Cork Trees Forest
  • Birdwatching
  • Ancient Monasteries And Convents

It's recommend the use of suitable clothing and footwear for walking comfortably.

Tour Duration - 5 Hours

Évora Best Of Tour

​Discover the most impressive treasures of this Unesco World Heritage City, awarded in 1986. Visit the main monuments of this extraordinary Museum City, principal representative of the golden age of Portuguese maritime discoveries.

The Évora Best Of Tour is ideal for visitors wishing to get an overview of the major events that marked the city of Évora, which has always been linked to the most significant moments of Portugal history.

Main Attractions

  • Chapel Of Bones
  • Cathedral
  • Church Of São Francisco
  • Roman Temple
  • Typical Crafts

It's recommend the use of suitable clothing and footwear for walking comfortably.

Tour Duration - 2.5 Hours


January 28th

- 9:00, Hiking along the Águas de Prata Aqueduct in English;

- 9:30, "Best of Tour" in English;

- 14:00, "Best of Tour" in Portuguese;

January 29th

-9:30 - "Best of Tour" in Portuguese;

-14:00 - "Best of Tour" in English;

Price per person: 35 € (participants must pay the activity in cash at the end of the visit).

Entries must be made by each interested party by January 25th at 8:00 pm, by email to info@evoraculturalexperience.pt and to icca@eventqualia.net indicating that you are participating in the congress, name, nationality , and clearly indicating which visit you wish to participate in. The registration fee includes round trip transfer to Évora Hotel, and, in the case of the "Best of Tour" visit, entrance tickets to the monuments are already included in the 35€. All departures and arrivals will be at the Évora Hotel entrance. Participants should get into the taxis available at the entrance of the hotel, which will take them to the respective "meeting points", where the respective guides are waiting for them.

The minimum number of participants per visit is 4 people.

If the participant wants an invoice, he must send the tax details by email and, after completing it, the digital invoice will be sent.

  • Roman Temple of Évora

    It is one of the most important Roman monuments in Portugal. It is estimated to have been built in the 1st century to honor Emperor Augustus, and was known as the Forum.

    Of the nearly 2,000-year-old structure, the podium and part of the columns remain. It is located at the highest point of the city, between the cathedral and Jardim Diana square.

  • Cadaval Palace

    Built in the 14th century, the Cadaval Palace is owned by the family of the Dukes of Cadaval, which has been passed down through generations until today. It is currently the residence of the Duchess of Cadaval and her family, although the church and part of the rooms are open to the public throughout the year.

  • Chapel of Bones

    The Capela dos Ossos is, without a doubt, one of the most visited attractions in Évora. Located by the lake and integrated into the Church of São Francisco, the chapel was built in the 17th century.

    Its interior is entirely lined and decorated with human bones, taken from cemeteries, which were already crowded at the time. At the entrance to the chapel there is a striking phrase, which says “We bones that are here for yours await”.

    The entrance fee costs 5 Euros and entitles you to visit the museum and collection of nativity scenes. Open from 9 am to 5 pm in winter and from 9 am to 6:30 pm in summer.

  • Church of São Francisco

    The Church of São Francisco de Évora was built between 1480 and 1510, in the style of Gothic-Manueline architecture. The single nave, covered by an immense stone vault, is a masterpiece of Portuguese Gothic architecture.

    The interior of the church is filled with ornaments in each of its internal chapels, especially in the chapel of the Third Order.

  • Cathedral of Évora

    Évora Cathedral, also known as Évora Cathedral and Basilica Sé de Nossa Senhora da Assunção is one of the most important medieval cathedrals in the country. It was built between 1156 and 1250, being inaugurated in 1204, even before it was finished.

    In Gothic style, it is the largest Portuguese cathedral, with a plan inspired by the Lisbon Cathedral. Full of details in its interior, its highlights are the statues of the apostles on the main portal.

    The Cathedral terrace is the highest point in the city and serves as a lookout point. It overlooks the entire city within the walls. The visit is paid and costs from 2.50 to 4.50 Euros depending on the areas visited (Cathedral, cloister, museum and viewpoint). Open from 9 am to 5 pm.

  • Graça Church

    The Igreja da Graça or Convent of Nossa Senhora da Graça is a beautiful Renaissance-style church in the city of Évora. Founded in 1511, it is located in Largo da Graça, in the heart of the historic centre.

  • São João Evangelista Church

    Also known as Igreja do Palácio Cadaval or Igreja do Lóios, it is located next to the palace and opposite the ruins of the Roman temple. It was founded in 1485 on the ruins of an Arab castle and later destroyed in revolts in the 14th century.

    Between 1957 and 1958 it was rebuilt by the Duke of Cadaval, with its original features. It has several murals with beautiful tile collections inside, dating from 1711.

  • Santo Antão Curch

    Located at Praça do Giraldo, the church of Santo Antão was built in 1557. It has two granite towers on the outside and beautiful ornaments inside. It consists of three naves with vaults, with granite columns, and three chapels behind the main altar.

  • Évora Museum

    The Museum of Évora is over 100 years old and even the inside of the building is already worth a visit. It permanently exhibits an archeology collection, in addition to temporary exhibitions on various topics. Among its highlights is the set of 13 panels in addition to 6 smaller panels, painted in the mid-15th century.

    Open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm and the ticket costs 4 Euros.

  • Center for Art and Culture Eugénio de Almeida

    The cultural center offers several temporary exhibitions. The Palace of the Inquisition building, where it is located, also offers beautiful examples of architecture.

    Open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm and admission costs 1.50 Euros.

  • Craft and Design Museum

    The highlight is the pieces made by Alentejo artisans in cork, wood, pottery and tapestry.

    Open from Monday to Friday, from 9:30 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 18:30. Entrance costs 2 Euros.

  • Carruagens Museum

    The Museu das Carruagens exhibits vehicles that were used in the 18th and 19th centuries in the streets of Évora. There are several types of carriage accompanied by their accoutrements.

    Open daily from 10 am to 1 pm and from 3 pm to 7 pm (in summer) and from 10 am to 12:30 pm and from 1:30 pm to 6 pm (in winter). Entrance costs 1 Euro.

  • Brinquedo Museum

    This museum exhibits a collection from the 1940s and 1950s, including musical, traditional, military and transport toys.

    Open from Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 12:30 pm and from 2 pm to 5:30 pm. Entrance costs 1 Euro.

  • Relógio Museum

    It is a branch of the Serpa Clock Museum and exhibits more than 2300 examples manufactured from 1630 to the present day. The collection includes pocket watches, room watches, wrist watches, as well as related objects.

    Open from Tuesday to Friday from 2 pm to 5:30 pm and on holidays and weekends from 10 am to 12:30 pm and from 2 pm to 5:30 pm. Entrance costs 2 Euros.


  • Híbrido

    Híbrido - Ancient and traditional Alentejo cuisines meet at the table in this recent restaurant by chefs João Narigueta and Filipe Rebocho, located at Praça do Giraldo. The “Empada de caça” and the “Lúcio-perca com escabeche” are major examples of such joyful research, centered on ancient recipes found in books placed on the shelf in the living room. At the Híbrido restaurant, technique is added, flavors are perfected… et voilá! Loyalty to local produce extends to all dishes. Red onions from Montemor-o-Novo, mushrooms from Alentejo and vegetables from the Évora district show respect for the region's raw material. Received the distinction of Mesa com Mérito in the 2022 edition of the Boa Cama Boa Mesa guide. Average price €35.
    Rua de Serpa Pinto, 34, Évora. Tel. 961432319

  • Café Alentejo

    Café Alentejo - It is under the vaulted ceilings and between thick stone walls that Alentejo cuisine has gained expression here since 1999. The suggestions of the week are options to consider if you are in a hurry, but pay attention to the menu. Savor the “Pasteis de massa tenra” and the “Empadas de galinha”. At Café Alentejo, choose the “bochechas de porco assadas no forno” and the “bife à Café Alentejo”. Harmonize the dishes with one of the more than 300 references from the restaurant's carefully curated wine cellar. The “Torrão Real de Évora” is for dessert. Average price €25.
    Rua do Raimundo, 5, Évora. Tel. 266706296

  • Degust’Ar

    Degust’Ar - Includes two tasting menus, which invite you to take a small detour from Alentejo cuisine. “Carabineiro, spices, celery and roe”, “Sea bass, rice, shrimp and shellfish” and “Beef, cashew, potato and asparagus” confirm the change. On the other hand, wine harmonization paves the way for small producers in the region. This journey through the Degust’Ar restaurant follows the gastronomic guidelines implemented by chef António Nobre, who in the menu remains faithful to the local recipes in this iconic space in Évora. Average price €45.
    Rua Cândido dos Reis, 72, Évora. Tel. 266740700

  • Divinus

    Divinus - Respect for the Alentejo product is visible and the evidence of the flavors of traditional food is striking. This dichotomy is linked to the creativity and simultaneous sensitivity of chef Jorge Peças, who has the gift of transporting diners on a harmonious journey through the region. Without neglecting other latitudes, crafted with the subtlety of a master. In desserts, at the Divinus restaurant and under the guidance of Carla Parreira, there is the good news of the vegan option. As for the wines, mostly from the region, ask the sommelier Cristiano Santos for a recommendation. Average price €50.
    Convento do Espinheiro, Évora. Tel. 266788200

  • Dom Joaquim

    Dom Joaquim - The owner, Joaquim de Almeida, is a great connoisseur of Alentejo recipes. An example is the “Coelho à Santo Cristóvão” or the “Torresmos do rissol”, in the starters, as well as the “Bochechas de porco assada em vinho tinto”, accompanied by chestnuts and apple puree. The game dishes at the Dom Joaquim restaurant are prepared in season and there is also a list of the chef's weekly suggestions. The wine cellar values ​​the wines produced in the region. Delight yourself with the “Pudim água de prata”. Average price €30.
    Rua dos Penedos, 6, Évora. Tel. 266731105

  • Fialho

    Fialho - Cordiality and care in service are untouchable in this house dedicated to the culinary compendium of the Alentejo. Just open the letter to start such a delicious journey! Start with the cold starters, with the “Salada de polvo”, or with the hot starters, with emphasis on the “Pastéis de massa tenra” or the famous “Empadas de galinha”. At the Fialho restaurant, go for the “Arroz de garoupa com gambas” or the “Pernas de cabrito assada no forno”. Order one of the Alentejo wines and end the meal with the “Queijada de Évora”. Average price €65.
    Travessa dos Mascarenhas, 16, Évora. Tel. 266703079

  • Origens

    Origens - The “Croquetes de porco” and the “Malandrinho de cogumelos” start the meal in this cozy restaurant, located in the historic center of Évora. From the sea, choose the “Bacalhau rico”, from the pastures, the “Lombo de vitela Mertolengo DOP” and, for dessert, try the “Tábua de queijos da região”. On the other hand, at the Origens restaurant, choose one of the two tasting menus and let chef Gonçalo Queiroz reveal his cooking skills at the moment. Ask for the wine list or follow the recommendations of the sommelier Eugénia Queiroz. Average price €25.
    Rua dos Burgos, 10, Évora. Tel. 964220790

  • Taberna Típica Quarta-Feira

    Taberna Típica Quarta-Feira - Founded three decades ago by José Dias, in the heart of the city, since 2017 this family home has had his son, João Dias, in the daily organization of a kitchen dedicated to the flavors of Alentejo. The menu at Taberna Típica Quarta-Feira invites you to a different experience every day. “Torrada barrada com toucinho cozido e alho”, “Pezinhos de coentrada” or “Língua de vaca estufada” can be served as starters, while octopus, pork shoulder or oxtail roasted in the oven, among others, remain as main course. Reservation reigns. Average price €30. Rua do Inverno, 18, Évora. Tel. 266707503

  • Tasquinha do Oliveira

    Tasquinha do Oliveira - The cozy space of this well-appointed tavern reflects the work that the couple Manuel and Carolina Oliveira have been doing over the last 25 years. The “Pataniscas de bacalhau”, “Ovos verdes” and “Empadas de coelho” have already made this house famous. Also preserved, at Tasquinha do Oliveira, are the flavors of “Bacalhau à tasquinha”, “Arroz de pato no forno à antiga” or “Bochechas de porco com puré de maçã”. Ask for one of the more than two hundred wine references in the cellar and taste, with time, the “Farófias”, made on the spot. Average price €35.
    Rua Cândido dos Reis, 45-A, Évora. Tel. 266744841

Other activities

Flying in a hot air balloon in Alentejo

It is from the air, a few meters above the ground, that a new world emerges. At low speed, to appreciate all the details. Flying in a balloon in Alentejo brings peace to the soul.

-Watch the shapes of the fields gain contours and their colors stand out.

-Discover the location of lakes and streams.

-Spot animals such as horses, sheep, goats, rabbits and hares.

All this with a 360º view that you can only have aboard a hot air balloon.

A balloon flight in Évora reveals a city that few know, where the imposing monumental buildings acquire unprecedented dimensions.


-Balloon flight over Évora – 170€ per person

-Exclusive balloon flight over Évora for 2 people – €800 in total

If the weather conditions are not ideal and it is not safe to fly on the scheduled date, 100% will be refunded.

All prices indicated per person except on the exclusive flight. Bookings can be made up to the day before (except for flights with more than 5 people).

The balloon ride is done by a partner company of VisitÉvora.

Learn more at https://www.visitevora.net/en/balloon-alentejo-portugal/

Roman Baths In Acqua Veritas Spa | Évora

In Acqua Veritas is a Roman Baths SPA, unique in the country, where you can relax in a unique space and travel back in time, while enjoying our experiences in an exclusive way, just for you.

The In Acqua Veritas Spa is located on the ground floor of a magnificent 18th-19th century building. Its recovery and adaptation maintained the unique beauty of the vaults and arches that contribute so much to the magical atmosphere of the interior. Also here you can “breathe” the history of the city of Évora.

Learn more at https://inacquaveritas.com/en/

If you choose to stay in the Évora hotel, you can enjoy numerous indoor activities and celebrate the best that is done in this region of Alentejo. The celebration and exaltation of Alentejo bread, for example, a key ingredient in Alentejo cuisine. https://www.evorahotel.pt/en/programs/

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