Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
EVORA, PORTUGAL
A DAY IN EVORA, PORTUGAL (OCTOBER 2014)
Another city with Medieval walls (aka my Dad’s idea of Heaven). But also a beautiful area of Portugal full of cork trees, a memento mori chapel full of bones, a visit to the rooftop of a Cathedral, and a visit to a Roman Temple…

Evora has got a diverse set of places to see for sure, and it’s small enough to see in one day trip.

Enjoy!

EVORA, PORTUGAL
EVORA, PORTUGAL
On the beautiful ride through the Portuguese country side. Had a bit of a scare on the train because I didn’t bring my passport with me, but the ticket checker wanted to make sure my ticket was for me…not sure why I didn’t bring it! But that’s a warning for ya.

EVORA, PORTUGAL
EVORA, PORTUGAL
Made it to Evora! A little under 2 hours on the train. Poor Zach had to stay behind, his fever wouldn’t let up.

EVORA, PORTUGAL
Beautiful tile work at the train station of Evora places of interest

EVORA, PORTUGAL
The Church of St. Francis! We had a cab drop us from the train station (it was less than 10 minutes in the car)

EVORA, PORTUGAL
The interior of the church was undergoing heavy renovations, but we were there to see the famous Chapel of Bones

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
I believe this was a large-scale model of the interior of the St. Francis church (what was undergoing renovations), you could step inside and see the ceiling detail recreated

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Here we go.

EVORA, PORTUGAL
EVORA, PORTUGAL
Shitty pano views of the bone chapel

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Meant for you to contemplate your own mortality, the doorway to the room translates to “We bones that here are, for yours await.”

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Quite beautiful in design

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
This area was also undergoing some restorative work

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
I hope my parents use this picture in their holiday card

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Mom smile #1

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Mom smile #2

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Out into the world!


Here’s a map of some key areas we visited. The arrow at the bottom points to where the Bone Chapel is. From the chapel we walked up towards Praca do Giraldo (where it says St. Anton’s Church on the map). And then explored the narrow streets up towards the Catheral, and down around to the Roman Temple.

It’s all very walkable.

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
I’ll take all your gourds plz

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Yellow-lined windows and doors

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
The most beautiful sidewalk

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
We’ve arrived to the Praca do Giraldo, a main square where there used to be big market gatherings. There’s a lot of restaurants and icecream shops (cafes, and egg tart vendors as well).

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
The narrow roads of Evora

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
This region of Portugal (Alentejo) has a large quantity of cork trees, and you’ll see that most of the touristy little souvenir shops sell cork products of all kinds. I almost bought some cork oxfords!

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
A view of the Cathedral

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
A ticket to the Cathedral lets you wander around the chapel, as well as a visit to the cloisters and the rooftop.

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
A beautiful view from a beautiful roof

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Me and dad

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Don’t be dumb, okay

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
I love the yellow moss that grows on this stone. It’s almost the same yellow as the classic architecture. It makes the stone look like illustration.

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
A view from the roof down into the cloister

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Beautiful views of the red roofs in the distance

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Gooorgeous mustard

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Back down into the Cathedral

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
And out to the cloisters

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Traveling at off peak times is really lovely for times like these. We were the only ones really wandering around the site.

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
It was peaceful, beautiful, and you could really appreciate the personality of the light

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Parents

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Dad

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Bloody eye

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Gorgeous green central courtyard

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
With views that opened up onto the Cathedral bell tower

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Back in to see the interior

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Beautiful altar

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
And more gorgeous play with light

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Bye bye, Cathedral

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Wandering around for a quick lunch

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Cheese and chorizo

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Açorda à Alentejana, my favorite…bread and garlic soup

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Where we ate!

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
My dad fucking LOVING the medieval walls

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Would be fun to shoot like a chase scene through these alleys

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Tiny leftover piece of Roman aqueduct

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
A winding walk through more lil’ streets and we found ourselves at the Camara Municipal de Evora

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
It’s a government building, but you can walk through to the back to see Roman bath ruins they unearthed. Pretty cool.

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
A medieval arch that is used in many people’s daily commutes. Off Rua de D. Isabel.

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Looped back up and through the medieval part of the city to see the Roman Temple ruins

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
There’s also a car park right next to it

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
A visit inside Igreja de Sao Joao Evangelista

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
They keep this area curtained off so you have to pay to walk around. It’s not very big, but the main draw is the gorgeous, well-preserved floor to ceiling tiling.

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
There’s also this gorgeous gold altar

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
And you can see down into the crypts

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Nearby the Temple ruins and St. John the Evangelist Church is this cute little park. There was a coffee cart with a few snacks, a nice place to chill I think if you’re needing a rest.

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
A view of the houses from the park

EVORA, PORTUGAL
EVORA, PORTUGAL
EVORA, PORTUGAL
Flowers and wild grass

EVORA, PORTUGAL
EVORA, PORTUGAL
EVORA, PORTUGAL
Mama

EVORA, PORTUGAL
EVORA, PORTUGAL
Being Roman

EVORA, PORTUGAL
Fish eye

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Back down into the Placa do Giralda

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
EVORA, PORTUGAL
Yup. Gotta have it. Forever.

Evora, Portugal (October 2014)
Mama chilling out till we made it back to the train station and back to Lisbon.

EVORA, PORTUGAL

And that’s it for Evora! We made it back to Lisbon pretty early, tended to a sickly Zach…

Up next will be some film photographs from Portugal. 🙂

Much love friends.

Posted by:sarahwaldo

By day I'm a content producer at an arts org in Los Angeles, by night I am the overly apologetic brain and face of sleepywaldo.blog

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