Difference between revisions of "Évora"
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You can get to Évora in several ways:
One of the nicer ways to see the city is by horse carriage ride. You can find them near the Cathedral.
Otherwise there's no real problem in walking between most of the main sights.
There are some Roman ruins you definitely need to check out, there is also the capela dos ossos, which is totally ornamented with real human bones, creepy, but a must see.
The old aqueduct with houses built into the arches is interesting. It is completely dissimilar from the superbly structured one at Elvas, except that both seem far too much work for the trickle of water they carried.
You must visit the Almendres Cromlech megalithic complex, the main megalithic monument in the Iberian Peninsula. It is the largest existing group of structured menhirs in the Iberian Peninsula, and one of the largest in Europe. It´s situated about 10 km from Évora.
There are several traditional dishes:
There are also several traditional desserts, all from conventual origin:
Drink and carry plenty of water especially in the hotter monthes (July and August).
Remember that just going in for a drink is a perfectly acceptable way of getting in to see the public parts of the Pousada
There are several hotels and you can get directions in the Tourist Office, which is located in the main city square - Praça do Geraldo.