Evora, Portugal

January 23, 2020 Evora, Portugal

Evora is truly a hidden gem of Portugal. This small city is packed with unique historic sites, from the fascinating Chapel of Bones and other old churches to the Roman Forum. Greenery is abundant in Evora, as bushels of flowers hang lazily from the white walls of the buildings lining the narrow streets and gardens are blooming with trees. I have never before seen a sky so blue as in the city of Evora. The sky was completely cloudless during our visit and the sun was always shining. 

As a result, however, the city was very, very hot and humid. Having just stayed in the town of Vila Nova de Milfontes which was situated on the water, we were accustomed to more moderate temperatures. Though I love the heat, at times my family found the blazing sun to be almost unbearable. The temperatures were fine during the early morning and around dusk, but in the mid afternoon we found ourselves seeking shelter inside to escape the brutal heat.

Due to an error in calculating the time we were supposed to have stayed at our Airbnb in southern Portugal, we were forced to make reservations at a hotel the day of. Unfortunately this meant that several hotels were already booked. We ended up staying at Solar de Monfalim, a quaint and modest hotel that was very reasonably priced. Though the rooms were small, the hotel suited our needs perfectly, as we were only visiting for a couple of days before heading north to Porto.

Our Stay

Streets of Evora

The Chapel of Bones

Roman Forum

Historic Churches

Theater & Garden



  1. Hi Alexa... these pictures are beautiful! The streets look so quaint. I'd love to visit Portugal some day! I'd probably go broke buying all of the pottery. What time of year did you go? Is it hot there in January? Thank you for sharing your beautiful journey.

  2. beautiful photos! I would love to go back to Portugal!

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