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
“Perfect vacation” – myth or reality?
An ideal vacation for each person. For some, it’s carefree entertainment, for others, educational excursions, for the third, extreme adrenaline-boosting, for the fourth, a relaxing beach holiday, and for the fifth, exciting shopping in the best shopping centers in the world. There are other parameters by which tourists rate their trips. However, there is one amazing place on the globe that everyone will like and even exceed their expectations. There you can find any type of vacation that will be interesting for people of all ages and having a variety of hobbies. This place – Portugal – is the most western country in Europe.
The history of Portugal is amazing, because this country is located on a kind of bridgehead, which at one time became the starting point for the initiative and fearless travelers who discovered previously unknown lands. Continue reading