The city itself no, you can even walk to a winery (Cartuxa) if you are good walkers. But to see the megalithic heritage you need a car or a tour.
To see just inside the walls no need of a car. Please feel free to check my reviews from my 2 days trip to Évora, will for sure help you out.
you might also want to consider taking the bus from lisbon to evora as it takes roughly the same time as the train and runs more frequently.
I would love to read the review, but where do I find it?
LisEdited: 19 July 2017, 10:04
You can explore Evora (inside the walls) on foot. (Actually driving and parking in town, especially on weekends, is difficult). For those driving, I recommend parking near the gas station, a bit outside the walls (at the gas station at the entrance to town, on N114, jst outside rua do Raimundo). The side street is considered safer to park
(because of the gas station staff) but of course do not leave valuables visible and lock your vehicle.
We parked outside the walls right next to the Aqueduct: big parking lot there. We had nothing inside the car of course.
Èvora is charming, walkable, cozy... Try their famous pork cheeks there. Here is the link to a nice restaurant where we tried this mouthwatering local delicacy: Restaurante Sao Domingos.
Beautiful Cathedral, ruins of the Roman Temple, Èvora University and Capela dos Ossos ("The Bones Chapel"), rather morbid but certainly unique sight... visit all of them an much more in lovely Èvora. Great shopping as well - fabulous hand-painted ceramics, textiles, herbs, local cheeses and meats, herbs...
One day tour in Évora.
Read my sugestion:
Évora, Portugal was the first city on the continent, a UNESCO World heritage and unique in that all its intra-walls space is classified.
Despite the compact historic center has lots to see and be advised two days, with a large set of Évora from the cheapest hotels to luxury.
But if the visit is short, so follow the itinerary:
Rossio (for parking) »» Start Walking on Republic Street. Early on in the street on the right will see the Barahona Palace, a large green building, romantic design. If there is no judgment because there works the Court of Appeal, ask to see at least the Door Baroca the back, '' Get in front of the Public Garden, across the same towards the Ig. S. Francisco. Take a short break in the garden, 5 minutes are sufficient to observe the Palace of King Manuel and behind him the ruins feigned (Beautiful romantic ruins) »» Exit Square Garden and is on 1st May where you can see the St Francis Ig ( see the interior, which is superb) »» Go around the church and behind the same visit »» Bones Chapel »» Return to Republic St and see a small museum Joiner, take a view, do not delay more than two minutes »» street and climb the rest of the arches leading to Praça do Giraldo. (Medieval Arcades, which despite being in conservation work allow a nice visit Note that all arches and columns (except in the New Building of BPI) are different '' Pç Giraldo -.. Weather permitting enjoy the terraces minutes and note the beautiful Fountain Henriquina and Arcades, the beautiful facades of the houses with their traditional balconies, as well as the facade of the Church of St. Anthony. This Square will also tourism. If you have time to spare, it would be good to give a look at the streets of Merchants and Money (which are next to the desk), it is the old Jewish quarter, full of old houses century. XV and XVI, with hard pavement medieval, Gothic windows and original fireplaces ... »» then return to Giraldo Square '' in front of the desk to R. 5 October '' between this street and here I suggest a little detour, take the 1st street on the left Alcárcova Up (the middle of this narrow street behind some windows may see the ruin of a Roman house. Follow the street until the end. After two high arches and the street ends in front has a stone box (medieval) which was a box of supplies to the Aqueduct of Évora. Look to the right and you will see houses embedded in the aqueduct and behind you can see one of the towers of the early Roman city entrance. Go ahead and arrive at »» Pç. Sertório where the City Hall you can see the (Roman Baths) circumvent the House and behind it, after the PO will see Isabel Gate (Porta Romana in murelha old fence, on which you can still see part of the Roman) road. »» Do not pass the arc. Follow the road straight on, pass off by s. James, where you can see the facade of the Church of St. James. Follow the narrow street in front »» R. Burgos »» direction, back to R. 5 October. Climb across the street, rich in handicrafts and trade '' At the top of the Cathedral Street (if you can see the facade and meet their spectacular Cloisters). After seeing the cathedral, the last street on the left, the square in front (Rua Vasco da Gama), visit »» Painted Houses (Renaissance paintings murals, the best preserved of Portugal). After visiting the same head to the square in front »» Largo Conde Vila Flor (where there is a Museum, Library, Convent Lóios, Ig. S. John the Evangelist (rich in tiles) Dukes Palace Cadaval, ....) '' In front of the Roman Temple - Diana Temple »» Behind Temple Garden Diana (views) (I suggest you check out my article ( tripadvisor.com/Travel-g189106-c215280/Evora… ) or ( tripadvisor.com.br/ShowTopic- g189106-i2345-k ... ). Follow then, through the large bow that is between the Evora Museum and Library, to the rear of the cathedral. Enjoy magnificent building. To your left, a gate emblazoned an input side of the Carriages Museum (free entry) access to the »» Páteo of S. Miguel (the cafeteria and enjoy this patio (2nd door on the left) provides a "pastel de nata, and enjoy the spectacular views), visit the beautiful courtyard, location home city, replecto history and exit near the chapel of St. Michael »» go down the sloped quite street on your left and you'll be off next to the University of Évora, go down a little more and then a few meters from the iron door Access University. Visit the beautiful Cloisters with beautiful columns and tile good and the room could see the acts. Then return more leaning close to that street that went down earlier and go straight for the Serra da Rua Conde Tourega. At the end of the street you'll find the wide »» Porta de Moura (Enjoy Source, and since the source is looking towards the window to see Se Casa André de Resende (Manueline), otherwise, enjoy the Mirador House Cordovil (Mudejar ). Right Ig Portico. Do Carmo, the oldest iron gate of the city, to peek inside and see the facade of the Church »» from the top off, take the R. Mercy, where in the end the same may see the Church of Misericordia (Rich in tiles). Try this for the trees to get a view of the Cathedral, will be impressed. '' head wide following and soon after the same right to the Caraga Lane. Look at the arcobatentes on it. Go down the small side. Near the end of it, enjoy the lancet windows. Then came off the '' Convento da Graça ("Children of Grace"). Look at the huge stone statues on the facade of the Church (boys Grace). Follow the lane ahead. Arrives in Republic Street, turn right, go down the street and will be the point of departure. »» Rossio
All this is vital that made Évora was classified as World Heritage by UNESCO.
Best time to visit Evora: March to October
Everything described account Tripadvisor, so it is easy to visualize
You can easily get around the old town by foot. Its quite compact and is a nice walk through the streets