A Bit of Brazil in Europe
I visited this WHS in August 2014. I spent a night here before heading to Elvas the following day. Overall, I felt that Evora was the most neglected WHS in Portugal and the one that mostly needs attention. The white and yellow paint of most buildings has faded or peeling off and having a private parking lot just next to the Temple of Diana which is the main attraction doesn’t help either. Having said that I really felt I was almost visiting a WHS in Latin America and not in Europe so the OUV for the architecture that was exported to mainly Brazil is definitely there. Having practically no entrance fees to pay, I decided to visit the bone chapel near the Church of St Francis. Unfortunately prices have tripled and I had to pay 2 euros as an entrance fee and 1 euro to be able to take photos. I’m happy I visited the bone chapel but I still think that 3 euros is too much.
Historic Centre of Évora – Portugal