Tour to Évora and Arraiolos Program
After arrival in Evora, we start at the city center. Évora was taken from the moors by Geraldo'' Sem Medo'' no fear. In 1166 in the Middle Ages became one of the most prosperous cities of the kingdom, especially during the Avis Dynasty (1385-1580)
We will continue our tour visiting the Temple of Diana. It is a corinthian style temple, built in the early first century DC. This is what remains of the Évora city forum and was dedicated to the imperial cult, contrary to what comes to us by popular tradition, which identified him as being dedicated to Diana, Roman goddess of hunting
Then we left to the Chapel of Bones. It is a chapel of S. Francisco church whose walls are all lined with human bones. It was a place where monks meditate about death.
We will visit Évora Cathedral. This is a Romanesque-Gothic building for the century XIII-XIV. You can climb to the towers and go to the roof where you have amazing views over the city and the countryside
VISIT A WINE FARN
Visit of a production farm of Wines to its facilities and manufacturing process
- visit the wine cellar
After the visit, follows a Wine Tasting and Olive Oil
Wine tasting aims is to challenge the 4 senses. touch it, observe it, breathe it and feel it flavor
Visit and Wine Tasting: Extra Cost: 20€ Per person
Under 18: free without proof
- Wine Tasting
Back to Lisbon we will pass to Arraiolos, located about 20 km northwest of Évora. We will see the Castle (XIV century), and the church of “Senhor dos Passos” (rebuilt in the nineteenth century).
We cannot miss the famous Arraiolos carpets. The Arraiolos carpets are wool rugs embroidered with the stitch with the same name, on a jute cloth, cotton or linen, knowledge passed from generation to generation