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Trip to Évora, Arraiolos & Almendres Cromlech

   

Private Tour 8 hours Entrances not  included
Price per Tour
2-3 p  360€ 
 4-5 p 440€ 6-7 p 440€

DESCRIPTION

In a relaxed way this tour enables you to discover Évora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site its monuments and history.
In the surroundings we visit the Cromeleque of Almendres, the most important megalithic site in the Iberian Peninsula, and the village of Arraiolos, known for the manufacture of its amazing rugs whose origin dates back to the 15th Century.

Our tour to discovering Évora takes us to the heart of the Alentejo's plains, 130kms away in the direction of the Spanish border. Leaving the motorway we approach Évora through the tranquil countryside, with the town on sight in the distance, where the megalithic Chromelech and Menhir of Almendres are located (5500-4500 BC).

Arriving at Évora, we discover the city through a walking tour around the main monuments representing its more remarkable historic periods: the Roman, the Arab, the Medieval Age, the Renaissance, and Age of Romanticism.

During the Renaissance, Évora experienced an impetus to build palaces, convents, churches, chapels and colleges, which coincided with the presence of the Royal Family and the Court in the city, which became the second capital of the Kingdom for long periods of time.

We visit the Roman Temple and Baths, the Gothic Cathedral, the Church of San Francisco and its Chapel of Bones, the Giraldo Square, King Manuel's Palace and the Mudejar styled St. Brás Chapel.

A few kilometers away from Évora lies the beautiful village of Arraiolos where for several centuries, the famous carpets that bear the same name have been produced. In Arraiolos we visit the medieval castle or the Museum of the Arraiolos Carpet, which tells us the history of this famous carpet, which dates back to the 16th Century.

We return to Lisbon, leaving behind the peaceful village of Arraiolos.

ITINERARY

1- Travel from Lisbon to Monte Mor by highway
2 - Visit to the Almendres Chromelec
3 - Travel to Évora
4 - Strolling around the old City to visit the monuments
5 - Time for lunch in a local restaurant
6 - Visit to the belvedere of S.Bento, outside Évora
7 - Travel to Arraiolos
8 - Walking around the village and visit to the Museum of Arraiolos Carpets

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