Évora is one of Portugal’s most beautifully preserved medieval towns, still partially enclosed by medieval walls.
Cathedral of Évora – built between 1280 and 1340.
The ruins of the Roman Temple of Évora – also known as Templo de Diana, after Diana, the ancient Roman goddess of the moon, the hunt, and chastity.
Quaint streets with fabulous architecture.
Praça do Giraldo (Giraldo Square).
Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Graça – Church of Our Lady of Grace.
The Capela dos Ossos or ‘The Bones Chapel’.
The Bones Chapel was a prayer and meditation about human condition place of the Franciscans. The Chapel was built at the XVI century with bones of the graves of the town. At the entrance, on a classicist lintel in marble the following and very well-known inscription can be read: WE BONES THAT ARE HERE, WE ARE WAITING FOR YOURS. The interior is completely covered with human bones, has the solemn, gloomy and tragic atmosphere of a crypt. On the right of the altar, we can see the founders of the convent sarcophagus and the grace of the Biship Jacinto Carlos da Silveira, killed by the French soldiers of Napoleon, in 1808.
The streets in Évora are very narrow. I was sure we wouldn’t fit, but Marcus assured me we would! Turns out he was right… but it was pretty tight!