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Evora, Portugal

Walking around Evora

Evora is a World Heritage town south of Lisbon in the area of the country called Alentejo. It takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to get there and if you go in the summer you will be sure to experience high temperatures. The food in Alentejo is excellent and you can go to any restaurant and have a 3 course meal (including a "bica", expresso) for about $20. In Alentejo, like most of Portugal, the main meat is pork but you will also find here several lamb dishes. Red wine and olive oil is excellent in this region. There are many hotels, pousadas and small pensions in Evora to choose from. We stayed at Pousada dos Loios (converted Monastery from the 15th Century). Even if this wasn't my favorite Pousada it is worth while at least eating a meal there.