Sights from Evora, Portugal

From Elvas we started off for Evora, another Unesco World Heritage site of Portugal. The distance of 88kms didn’t take even an hour. We hoped to make it to the cathedrals before they closed, but after finally hunting down the hotel and a decent parking it was past 5 in the evening. Sunset for the day was at 9pm; with 4 hours of daylight hours to kill we loitered around leisurely through the streets of Evora. But first, here is a view of the road connecting Elvas and Evora. Imagine the thrill we had to drive through this road!!!

Road to Evora from Elvas

The streets we walked through seemed so similar to those in Elvas, only they were more populated and had more cafes. The walls were painted yellow in the lower part and the up and down sloping cobbled streets were neat and clean. Our hotel was located on the Giraldo Square, the main square of Evora.

Evora StreetsSanto Antao on Giraldo squareYou can’t miss the famous landmark of Evora – The Roman Temple! Standing tall since 1st century BC, this is slowly crumbling away, yet it is impressive with the 14 columns that has withstood the test of time.

Roman Temple Evora 2

Statue of Dr. Barahona, in Evora.

Statue in EvoraView of Evora Town

Evora TownSkyWatch Friday

 

Evora Aqueduct, Portugal
Virupaksha Temple, Hampi, getting Facelift

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