Évora – City of the Yew Trees

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An hour and a half away from Lisbon, lies Évora, one of the oldest Portuguese cities. Its fabulous historical center has a large number of beautifully restored ceramic tile buildings with wrought iron balconies. And that is just the background of three outstanding buildings. One of the most important historical sites in the country, the Temple of Diana dates back to the 1st century. The Old Aqueduct is 9km long and lined with houses, shops and cafés. The most famous landmark is the bizarre Capela dos Ossos (Bone chapel) with its interior covered in over 5000 skeletons. Spooky! And just when we thought we had enough, we stopped by a local pastry shop for a cup of coffee and delicious Portuguese cakes.

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