Évora is another popular destination near Lisbon and it's just a couple hours away by bus. We found our way to the Terminal Rotovario (bus station) near the Sete Rios Metro station.
Cafe Arcada. These sweet cheese tarts are a specialty in Évora.
We passed an old wall featuring faded advertisements.
We were quite hungry and decided to dine at Adega do Alentejano.
The restaurant is known for wines from the Alentejo region of Portugal. The waiter pulled our pitcher of red wine directly from the barrel.
Sufficiently refreshed, we continued on our tour of town. We stopped at Évora's own Chapel of the Bones. We liked the one in Faro better since we could get much closer to the walls. Everything was roped off and it cost extra for a 'photo licence' in Évora. Still, it's amazing to think that skeletons are actually bearing the load of the structure.
Fundação Eugenio de Almeida. For 1 euro each, we were able to see some of the finest (not to mention trippy) masterpieces from M.C. Escher.
Overall, the day trip to Évora was an excellent outing and worth the detour from Lisbon. We covered a lot of ground -- about 5 miles in total.
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