Évora is one of the best preserved medieval towns of Portugal. For those interested in knowing about the history of the area will find Évora a great destination to visit and explore. The old town center of Évora is surrounded by 14th century walls and has several historic buildings depicting medieval architecture set along the narrow streets. The Templo Romano and the Roman ruins in the area are especially worth seeing. Apart from striking historic attractions, Évora is a bustling university town home to several museums, castles and gardens.
The Praca do Giraldo is the main square in the city and is surrounded by some striking Gothic architecture. Walking around the city is the best way to see the numerous attractions and getting to know about the local culture. The Jardim Público is a beautiful garden where visitors can relax and have fun. The Museum of Évora is a great place where visitors can get to know about the area. There are also some good palaces and castles in Évora such as Palácio dos Duques de Cadaval and Casa Cordovi.
The best places to shop in Évora are Rua 5 de Outubro, Rua João de Deus and the Farmers' market near the public garden.
The nearest airport to Évora is in Lisbon. The airport is about 130Km from Évora. From Lisbon visitors can take cars, buses or trains to reach Évora. A bus ticket from Lisbon to Évora costs around 12 Euros. A train ticket also costs 12 Euros and the journey takes about 1.5 hours.
There are no halal restaurants in Évora. There are a few vegetarian restaurants in the city where visitors can dine. Some good vegetarian places to eat in are Salsa Verde and Maria Luisa Restaurante.
There is a mosque in Évora known as the Islamic Place of Worship of Évora. The mosque is located in the Talhão area.