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Évora

Évora, historic town in the heart of Alentejo, is heir of a rich and varied cultural heritage, built and preserved over time. Founded by the Roman people and called Ebora Liberalitas Iulia, the city was the stronghold that its foundations, in Beyond the Tagus, the formation of the new Kingdom of Portugal during the Christian Reconquista peninsular century. XII. After consolidation of the borders with Castile, several kings here fixed his court, particularly in the period of maritime discoveries, at which proudly exhibited titles and lordships in such distant lands as Guinea, Ethiopia, Arabia, Persia and India. 

The historical and artistic heritage that today is preserved in the city resulted in good measure this long stay of the Portuguese monarchy. The monumental set these heydays bequeathed to the city in harmony with the urban fabric of popular nature, are based on the Evora classified as World Cultural Heritage since 1986. 

In addition to this unique heritage in the country, the region around Évora has much to offer to its visitors. This is the case of the unique megalithic archaeological landscape, one of the oldest and monumental in Europe, perfectly integrated into the surrounding countryside, being the megalithic enclosure of Almendres its pinnacle.

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