Private Walking Tour of Highlights Locations in Evora

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Duration: 2 hours

Departs: portugal, portugal

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Up to 24 hours in advance.


​Discover the most impressive treasures of this Unesco World Heritage City, awarded in 1986. Visit the main monuments of this extraordinary Museum City, principal representative of the golden age of Portuguese maritime discoveries.

Ideal for visitors wishing to get an overview of the major events that marked the city of Évora, which has always been linked to the most significant moments of Portugal history.

What's Included

Admission tickets to Chapel of Bones and Cathedral.

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 120

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Find out more about our additional safety measures and our Clean & Safe certification at:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Praca do Giraldo
This square is the heart of the city of Évora. It is the central place for social gatherings and has been the center of economic, social and political life in this UNESCO World Heritage city since 1986. It is the best starting point for visiting the city. The guide will make the historical framework of the city of Évora in the history of Portugal and in the Universal history. Don't be surprised if you find links between the history of your country and the history of Évora!

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Homenagem as vitimas da Inquisicao em Portugal
The institution of the Inquisition in Portugal dates from 1536 and lasted for almost 300 years in Portugal. It was largely responsible for the decline of the first global empire in the world that Portugal had maintained during the 15th and 16th centuries. The Inquisition was responsible for the death of many innocent victims and the greatest symbol of intolerance and religious extremism in the history of Portugal. It was in Praça do Giraldo that most of the victims were burned alive in the horrible acts of faith. The court of the inquisition of Évora was the deadliest of the 4 courts that existed in Portugal of this tenebrous institution.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Rua 5 De Outubro
This is the traditional commerce street of Évora. Discover some of the treasures of Alentejo handicrafts, such as cork objects, pottery, painted furniture, chocalhos (rattles), painted furniture or Capotes (traditional Alentejo cloaks)!

• Admission Ticket Free

Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora)
The largest Portuguese Gothic cathedral is a mandatory stop on this visit to Évora. Built along the lines of the famous Notre Dame de Paris cathedral, it contains several secret messages and references to previous pagan cults that were not to be expected in a Catholic temple! Includes entrance tickets to visit the cathedral, cloisters and visit to the roof for a memorable panoramic view over the city of Évora.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)
A monument with 2 millennia of history that represents the ancient power of the Roman empire and is one of the best preserved and oldest temples of the ancient empire. Be surprised by the stories about this monument that is the authentic symbol of this ancient city founded by ... Júlio César!

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Pateo de Sao Miguel
One of the most beautiful places in Évora and little visited by tourists, perhaps because it is a little hidden. Ancient alcove, it was the most fortified place in the old city, home of the city governor and a privileged place for the old kings to stay whenever they were in Évora. Place of origin of the old religious and military order of the Knights of Évora that later originated the Order of Avis, which started the second dynasty of Portuguese kings and perhaps the most brilliant of all. A must for art history lovers.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Portas de Moura Fountain
This fountain is one of the first examples of Mannerist art in Portugal. Inaugurated solemnly in 1556, it is a major example of Portuguese urban architecture and a mark of power and progress in the government of Cardinal D. Henrique, one of the great patrons of Évora and the last king of the Avis dynasty.

• Admission Ticket Free

Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Graca
Larger example of Portuguese Renaissance architecture, integrating innovative elements of Mannerist inspiration. The famous "boys" of Graça are one of the stories you will want to know as well as the symbolic meaning of the beautiful facade of the old hermitage.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Capela dos Ossos
"We, the bones that are here, await yours" are the macabre invitation that receives visitors to this famous monument, unique in the world for its size and certainly one of the most macabre. Its walls are covered with real human bones that belonged to thousands of people who lived in Évora. Built in the 17th century, it contains many secrets and legends that we will be happy to share with you. Entrance tickets included.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Igreja de Sao Francisco
Known in the 16th century as the golden convent, it is a remarkable and innovative architectural work in its time. Built on an old Franciscan convent from the 14th century, this royal church was the scene of royal weddings and baptisms that changed the course of the history of Portugal and the world. Fall in love with their stories!

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Palacio de Dom Manuel
Part of the old royal palace that was inserted in a complex that included the golden convent. Today, only the Ladies' Gallery remains, perhaps the most beautiful and romantic part of this ancient complex from the 16th century. Discover its exciting stories.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ruinas Fingidas
A romantic setting assembled with some elements and ruins of an old palace from the 16th century. A poetic and romantic place, it portrays the movement of romanticism very much in vogue at the end of the 19th century. Do not miss the opportunity to ask our guide to take a picture of you in this place of romantic exaltation.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Muralhas de Evora
Évora has an impressive set of defensive walls ranging from the Roman walls of the 3rd-4th century that were used by the following civilizations, such as Visigoths and Muslims who remained in this city between the 8th century and the 12th century. The medieval walls of the 14th century are impressive. The bastioned structures are from the 17th century and reinforced in the early 19th century to sustain French troops from the Napoleonic invasions.

• Admission Ticket Free

Aqueduto da Agua de Prata
The aqueduct of the "Silver Waters" of Évora is perhaps the most iconic Portuguese civil work of the Renaissance. Opened in 1537, it has an extension of 18 km. The beauty of the houses inserted between its arches and the Renaissance exaltation of its details make this aqueduct one of the most impressive monuments in Évora.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Camanadog1, 24-09-2022
Our guide was incredible. Knowledgeable, good English and a total delight.we learned so much about Evora and felt like it was one of the highlights of our trip to Portugal.
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L8785JFmarkw, 02-09-2022
We particularly enjoyed the informative tour of the Cathedral. Absolutely fascinating. We could have walked through ourselves, but would have been clueless about the intricate details of the place. Paulo answered all of our questions with an invariably interesting aspect making the tour more enjoyable as a consequence.
Fantastic Evora Tour with Paulo
david d, 04-09-2022
Absolutely fantastic tour by Paulo! He is a walking history book with incredible insight of the Evora history and architecture. We have been on dozens of tours and he is the most engaging and knowledgeable guide we have ever had! Highly recommend this tour of a fabulous city!
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stevebZ9895GG, 24-09-2022
Very knowledgeable and articulate English tour. Took us to the Roman Bath which we could not find on our own because the entrance is not marked. Personalized our tour so as not to duplicate things we had already seen.
Well worth the cost!
Steve C, 19-09-2022
Our guide Jones was great. Full of historical information which gave use a deep understanding of the long history of Evora.
His slow pace and sense of love for his town made for an excellent tour of all the highlights we wanted to explore.
He’s one of the best guides we’ve experienced in all of our travels

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