Theme Week Algarve – Évora

Tuesday, 17 July 2012 - 01:35 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: General, UNESCO World Heritage
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© Joananv22

© Joananv22

Due to its well-preserved old town centre, still partially enclosed by medieval walls, and a large number of monuments dating from various historical periods, including a Roman Temple, Évora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network.

Évora is ranked number two in the Portuguese most livable cities survey of living conditions published yearly by Expresso. It was ranked first in a study concerning competitiveness of the 18 Portuguese district capitals, according to a 2006 study made by Minho University economic researchers.

Historical part © Bunks Roman_Temple_of_Évora-flickr_com-ho_visto_nina_volare Santo Antao Church © flickr.com - ho visto nina volare Évora Cathedral © Concierge.2C University of Évora © flickr.com - Nuno Curado © Joananv22
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Santo Antao Church © flickr.com - ho visto nina volare
Évora is located in the Alentejo, a large region of wide plains on the south of Portugal, borderd on the North by the Tagus River and on the South by the region of Algarve. The city is relatively close from the capital city Lisbon, 140 km and other 80 km to the Spanish border with Badajoz. Évora is the largest city in the Alentejo region and the capital of the Central Alentejo province.

The city is composed of the parishes of Santo Antão, São Mamede, and Sé e São Pedro in the historical centre and the urban parishes of Bacelo, Horta das Figueiras, Malagueira, and Senhora da Saúde outside the ancient city walls.

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