Évora is the capital of Portugal’s south-central Alentejo region. It is one of the most developed cities of Alentejo and combines the rurality of the region with its modernity of a student hub and district capital.
In the city’s historic center stands the ancient Roman Temple of Évora (also called the Temple of Diana). Other impressive places that you should not miss when visiting Évora include the Bones Chapel, Praça do Giraldo, Sé Cathedral, Cromeleque dos Almendres, Água de Prata Aqueduct and São Francisco Church.
Nearby, whitewashed houses surround the Cathedral of Évora, a massive Gothic structure, which began in the 12th century. The Church of São Francisco features Gothic and baroque architecture along with the skeleton-adorned Chapel of Bones.
Stretching beyond the city’s medieval walls, the arched Aqueduto da Água de Prata (Aqueduct of Silver Water) dates from the 16th century. Praça do Giraldo is the centuries-old main square, centered around the Henriquina Fountain.
In a former palace near the cathedral, the Museum of Évora displays art and artifacts spanning the city’s history.
Notable churches include the Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Graça, with classical statues set on its Renaissance facade, and the Igreja de São João, where the nave is covered in blue tile-work completed in 1711.
Allying quality of life, tranquility, very low crime rate, excellent gastronomy, huge green areas and clean air, this region has everything for those who have been wanting to relocate to a calmer area.
Alentejo is the less impacted region of the country due to Covid-19, with few numbers of cases and low mortality rates. Évora is also perfect for the Portuguese Golden Visa because due to the changes the Government is implementing at the beginning of next year, the acquisition of properties under this program is going to be privileged in less populated areas, like the beautiful Alentejo.