City Museum of Evora (Altu Alentejo Province, 130 km from Lisbon)
Xieu Cathedral in Evora
One of the most beautiful Portuguese cities, which in fact is a tourist attraction in Portugal, is located closer to the east of the country, in the province of Altu Alentejo. This is the city-museum of Evora, framed by wonderful olive groves, vineyards, flowering meadows that turn the town into a real garden. The city itself includes a lot of historical attractions – ancient buildings, temples, palaces, cathedrals, reflecting the rich history of the city.
The history of Evora began about two millennia ago, and for many centuries was formed under the influence of the culture of the Romans and the Moors, which is why the city of Evora is considered the spiritual center of the country. The historical part of the city is surrounded by fortified walls, and inside the labyrinths of its narrow old streets, ancient restored buildings intertwined with sunny areas of the Renaissance, viewing platforms, Gothic churches, cathedrals and palaces in the style of manuelino. In general, buildings of different eras here are an unusually colorful mix of architectural styles of different eras. Continue reading
Much of what many are looking for overseas is located in Europe. Car trip through the southernmost region of Portugal – the Algarve. The most beautiful beaches of the Algarve, attractions, route details and practical moments in the second part of the report on a trip to Portugal.
Start here – Car trip in Portugal. Part 1. Lisbon – Sintra – Cape of Rock Marinha beach, Algarve Although we did not set ourselves the tasks, the trip turned out to be quite eventful. Before I begin to talk about where we were and what we saw, I allow myself to give advice. Do not buy any guides to Portugal, especially if you are going to indulge mainly in beach pleasures and spend only 10-12 days on it. A guide is probably needed for the northern part of the country or if you suddenly get pulled into the Douro River inland. Although, even in this case, I would rather print out some sensible report on Porutalia. Algarve, Portugal
So, the Algarve, the most relaxing and most picturesque part of Portugal. People come here for beach pleasures and for beautiful landscapes. Without exaggeration, I’ll say that behind steep rocky shores, beautiful grottoes and a unique skyline, you should not go to the coast of Australia, to the West of the USA or to New Zealand. Portugal will not disappoint. Algarve, Portugal Continue reading