Holiday rentals Evora - see a new side of Portugal
Evora is a well-preserved Roman and medieval city with a population of around 50,000 in Portugal's lovely Alentejo region, and a member of the Most Ancient European Towns network – along with other historical hotspots such as Cadiz, Cork, and Maastricht. Not only is there so much to discover in the city's winding cobbled streets and hidden doorways, but a holiday apartment Evora is a top choice for a budget holiday; accommodation and food are both inexpensive.
Perhaps the most famous attraction in Evora is the curious and macabre Capela dos Ossos – chapel of bones – which is located inside the church of St Francisco, and decorated with 5,000 skeletons. Also not to be missed are the Roman temple of Diana, and Evora Cathedral, and just outside the city are the Almendres Cromlech Neolithic standing stones.
Anyone who spends a few days in a holiday rental Evora will appreciate the change in pace from life in England. Leisurely strolls or siestas follow long lunches, and in evenings the people gather in courtyards and squares, such as the central Praça do Giraldo, to chat, people watch, and eat delicious food. Here one can eat fresh sheep's cheese, seafood and fish, black pork, olives, and sweet eggy cakes, accompanied by Alentejo wine. Indulge at one of many fantastic and affordable restaurants, or head to the market, then cook a Portuguese feast in the kitchen of your Evora holiday apartment.