Evora with its roman aqueduct houses in Portugal
After 2 days in Sintra, our next town was Evora; to go there, we went back to Lisbon (we just used the roundtrip ticket that we used to come in Sintra) in order to take another train (the ticket costs 10 euros each). From the sete rios station to Evora, it took about 1h30. The hotel Ibis (rua de viana 18, 62 euros per night including breakfast) is located just at few steps of the wall and at about 5 minutes walk to the downtown.
When we arrived, it was about 19h and still so hot, no wonders that local people told us that at Evora, it will be very hot even during the night time in summer. Hopefully, when we walked in the street at 22h, it was a little windy but even that, it was like the afternoon in Oporto with the moon instead of the sun.
Waking up early in the morning, we enjoyed better the walk than yesterday night only when we took advantage of every shade. Under the sun, at 9h, it was starting to get hot already and around noon, even some shades were not so refreshing anymore but at least, it was protecting us against the sun. In more or less 4 hours, we visited the town but we didn't do all churches, the university and the cathedral (count 1-2 hours more if you like those sites).
The most interesting things are the bone chapel and the roman aqueduct with its houses. If we had rented a car, we would go to see the Almendres megalithic site (menhirs in circle) for the sunset and to see stars (the taxi would cost 40 euros from our hotel, too expensive in our opinion).
For the afternoon, we did nothing, just resting in the hotel waiting for the evening walk. The next day, we took the train to finish our holiday in Lisbon with its ceramics.