Évora Free Tour

Évora Free Tour


Discover the oldest parts of the city, the Roman past, its hidden Jewish influence, and the importance of Évora during Portugal’s Age of Discovery.
  When:  every day
  Where: Porta Velha da Lagoa
w  Languages:  english en,  español es
}  Time:  10:30 or 15:00
  Duration: 2 h 30 min
  Price: Free

Évora is not a city: it is a testimony of the historical richness of a country and our Évora Free Tour is a tribute to that. With a millenary history that goes beyond the Roman period, to know Évora is to rediscover the root of the heart of the Iberian Peninsula.

Our Évora Free Tour starts at the entrance of one of the most beautiful gates of the city, right next to the beautiful Silver Water Aqueduct. We will pass by the unique Enclosed Houses until we reach the Roman Arch of Dona Isabel.

Ebora, Yabura, there are many stories to tell of the Roman and Arabic heritage. Near the heart of the city of Évora, the Giraldo Square, we will talk about history of Geraldo without Fear and we will talk about surprising revolts and even French invasions. Already near the Cathedral of Évora, we will share the history of this fortress cathedral and its incredible reliquary.

The Roman Temple (also known as the Temple of Diana), probably the most photographed monument in the city, is our next stop, and in the meantime we will talk about the Portuguese Inquisition and the fight of the Marquis of Pombal with the Jesuits. We will end the Évora Free Tour in the pleasant Public Garden, right after we pass by the Church of São Francisco and the Church of Graça.

Come and let yourself be carried away by the ancient defensive walls, the centenary arches, the monuments that are World Heritage of Humanity.

Highlights of the Évora Free Tour

N  Stroll through the streets of Évora and gasp its life
N  Understand the importance this town had during the Age of Discoveries
N  Unearth Évora’s hidden Jewish past, present all over the place
N  Marvel at several of the impressive churches in town
N  Get to know the best food and wines of the Alentejo and where to try them

What we’ll see in the Évora Free Tour

  Roman Temple
  Church of Santo Antão

  Roman Aqueduct
  Church of São Francisco
  Giraldo Square

Meeting Point

  Meeting Point: Porta Velha da Lagoa

Right next to the Roman Aqueduct.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can your tours be free?

Our Free Tours are based on tips only! Part of this will go to cover marketing and operational expenses. In this way we achieve great quality in the tours, immense guest satisfaction and that we also make sure that, regardless of the budget, everyone can enjoy Évora as much as we do.

In which language is the tour?

The Évora Free Tour runs in English and Spanish.

When does the tour run?

The Évora Free Tour every day, in English and Spanish, at 10:30 or 15:00 depending on the day.


How long is the tour?

The Évora Free Tour lasts for approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, but it can be a little longer depending on the rhythm of the group.

Where does the tour end?

The Évora Free Tour finishes in the Public Garden.

Is it suitable for people with reduced mobility or babies in a stroller?

Unfortunately, the Évora Free Tour is not recommended if this is your situation.

We're a big group. Can we still join?

We always try not to leave anyone out but, sometimes with large groups, it is difficult to organize the tour and the guides. Groups of 7 or more are always welcomed, but we require a prepayment of 10€ per adult and 5€ per youngster (14 – 18 years). This principle results from the need to protect and value the level of quality and dedication of our guides.


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