Monday, 9 June 2014
We read about the walled city of Evora and the beautiful architecture there off a couple of blogs will researching for this trip. So happy we decided to go because it really is a quite little gem of a place. Its small enough to easily walk through in a day and appreciate it all, some notable things being the ancient roman ruins and the ancient aqueduct running throughout the city. It was great to walk alongside it from just outside the city to its origin within the walls - an excellent way to see some of the side-streets. I especially loved the views on top of the roof of the Cathedral of Evora....a great place to take a breather and appreciate just how lucky we are to be visiting these amazing wonders. I also found the Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones) quite interesting, with the whole place covered top to bottom with skeletal remains of monks. Evora was also where we had our first official authentic Portuguese Tarts. And because they were so damn yummy, our second.