Travel: Evora, Portugal

Yesterday we traveled from Lisbon through the countryside to Evora.  The weather was gloomy and rainy most of the day.  Surprisingly our stops included a welcomed break in the rain.

We explored Arraiolos, a village with a quaint museum of ancient tapestries.  Midday took us to Monte da Ravasqueira, a delightful complex with a great Carriage Museum, a winery including a delicious lunch and a gift shop where we purchased some excellent wines.

By mid afternoon we arrived at our hotel, Pousada Convento de Evora.  Built in 1485, a hotel since 1965.  All in all, a delightful day.

The winery and Carriage Museum.

The winery and its extensive grounds.
The wine is aging.
Lunch, risotto, salad and desert.
The bedroom, Evora.
View of a 1st Century Roman Temple outside our window, Evora.

3 thoughts on “Travel: Evora, Portugal”

  1. Interesting visit to Evor — and with an ancient Roman temple — mostly intact! Posadas are so interesting. Great choices from the tour company.

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