Another 3+ hour drive. Evora, heart of the Alentejo, The Brugge of Portugal. We drive through medieval gates and under the Roman Aqueduct in search of our hotel.
Up a hill. One square with a fountain. Across a street to the main Placa, featuring Igreja nosso sehnora de Graca. We have lunch on the square.
a sun umbrella
short of cash on a Sunday. We glimpse the inside of Catederal Evora, view the Roman Ruins, and the surrounding area before we make the decision: drive to a nearby mall and exchange dollars for Euros!
replacing the adaptor
returning to Evora, we visit St. Francis Church and convent, with its famous Capelo Osso–Chapel of the bones!
We return to the Placa where we ate lunch. Just in time to join a procession for our Lady of Health!
slow city walk
National guard pall bearers
we next follow the aqueduct.
Then find a hole-in-the-wall restaurant, where after an hour wait, we enjoy one of our best meals in Portugal. I eat my long-awaited Carne de Porco à Alentejana. At last!lampshade dancersat Placa municipalstarry night