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  1. Portugal
  2. Alentejo
  3. Evora
  4. Chapel of Bones

From Lisbon: Évora Private Historic Discovery Tour

Product ID: 202606
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This tour is for travelers that enjoy history but want to see something different to the usual tourist spots in Lisbon and Sintra. This private 7-hour tour to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Évora will show you another side of Portugal’s rich history.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the St. Francis Church, more commonly known as the Bone Chapel
  • Explore the largest medieval cathedral of Portugal, Sé de Évora
  • Discover other smaller hidden secrets of this medieval fortified city
Full description
This tour is designed for history lovers and will show you the city’s varied collection of historic landmarks. After relaxing on the trip (1 hour 30 minutes) from Lisbon to Évora, you reach this UNESCO World Heritage city. You'll be transported back to Roman times, then past the Moorish occupations, all the way through the middle ages, and then back to today's Portugal.

You'll discover the history of the Roman Temple, often incorrectly referred to as the Temple of Diana. You will also enter the famous Sé Cathedral, the largest medieval cathedral of Portugal. It was built between 1186 and 1204 and was only finished to its final beauty in 1250. Your guide will show you the cloister, basilica and then you will go all the way up to the rooftop to have a fantastic birds-eye-view over the whole city. Then you will explore the creepy Bone Chapel, with its carefully arranged skulls and bones of about 5000 people that cover the walls and columns. It is supposed to make visitors reflect on the inevitable facts of life and death. Make sure you look up at the inscription on the entrance, which reads: "We bones that here are, await for yours."

As well as the above sites, you'll also have the chance to stroll along the Giraldo Square and discover many other historic details of this city and see the locals way of life. Not to forget, you should try some of the simple local gastronomic specialties if you get hungry. At the end of the tour, you'll be driven back to Lisbon.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop at a meeting point in Lisbon´s center
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car or van
  • Entrance fees to the Bone Chapel and the Évora Cathedral
  • Private guide for your group, who will accompany you inside the monuments and locations
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Any other items not mentioned in the description
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The meeting point will be at the "Marques de Pombal" Square, in front of the HF Fenix Lisbon Hotel.

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Important information
Know before you go
• It will be a 1 hour and 30 mins drive from Lisbon to Évora. The journey back takes the same time.
• Be sure to bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and a camera
• National monuments close on public holidays or on special occasions, without notice
• The sequence of the mentioned places can change according to your wishes or due to weather conditions.

From US$ 236.42 Per group up to 1