Monsaraz Castle

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From Lisbon: Evora and Monsaraz Tour with Transfer

1. From Lisbon: Evora and Monsaraz Tour with Transfer

Leave behind the big city vibes of Lisbon and travel into the Portuguese countryside for the day. Join this guided tour to visit two traditional towns and get a glimpse into the local culture and lifestyle. Travel back to medieval times as you stroll through Evora and Monsaraz. Begin the day by driving out of Lisbon and use this opportunity to stop at the iconic Sanctuary of Christ the King. Arrive at Evora to become surrounded by medieval streets, palaces, and beautiful typical homes. Stroll around the historic center and other nearby sites. Afterward, travel toward the border between Portugal and Spain to discover Monsaraz Castle. Explore this incredible ancient building and tour the charming town streets, taking in stunning views of the Alentejo plains before returning to Lisbon.

From Lisboa: Evora & Monsaraz Full-Day Tour

2. From Lisboa: Evora & Monsaraz Full-Day Tour

This tour will take you to Évora, a world heritage site, where medieval streets, palaces, and beautiful typical Portuguese houses coexist. Start the tour to the south, passing over the 25th April bridge at Lisbon also known as the Golden Gate replica, and use the opportunity to visit the iconic Christ King, with the best views over the city of Lisbon. On arrival at Évora, beside the Historical Centre, there are nearby a lot of interesting points to visit, such as Evora's Roman Temple, the Cathedral, Saint Francis church, King Manuel Royal Palace, the local market, and one of the most famous and iconic places, the Chapel of Bones, entirely made with monk bones lifted from an ancient cemetery. Onwards, you will travel towards the border between Portugal and Spain, to discover Monsaraz Castle, and explore its medieval streets surrounded by stunning views of the Alentejo plains, where you can also see the largest artificial river beach in Europe, the Alqueva.

From Lisbon: Private Day Trip to Évora with Hotel Pickup

3. From Lisbon: Private Day Trip to Évora with Hotel Pickup

Departure from Lisbon that will allow you to escape the hustle and bustle of Lisbon and explore Évora, located in the Alentejo wine region. Templo Romano de Évora (Temple of Diana), 1 hour 30 minutes Chapel of Bones, Praca 1 de Maio, Évora 7000-650 Portugal, 30 minutes Lunch at Giraldo Square (food not included) 1hour Monsaraz Castle, Largo do Castelo, Monsaraz 7200-175 Portugal, 1 hour The Temple of Diana was built between the 1st and 2nd century AD as a tribute to Emperor Augustus. The Roman Temple is at the highest point of the city, and, along with the historic city centre, was classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 The Chapel of Bones which was built in the seventeenth century on the initiative of three Franciscan friars whose purpose was to convey the message of the transience and fragility of human life The Castle of Monsaraz, in alentejo, is located in the parish of Monsaraz, municipality of Reguengos de Monsaraz, district of Évora, Portugal. Neighbor to the Guadiana River and the modern water mirror of the Alqueva Dam

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What people are saying about Monsaraz Castle

This was a great tour! We visited and saw so much, but it was also really well thought out. What our group particularly enjoyed was the balance between visiting historic monuments, churches in Evora with the beautiful views and the more leisurely pace of Monsaraz. Of course, visiting sites is only one half of the equation, with the other being the people you are with. Antoine was our tour guide and did an incredible job facilitating our tour. You can tell he is very passionate about history, and he presented all the information to us in a really comprehensible manner. He was a really enthusiastic group leader, and ensured that we were well taken care of. Overall, I have no hesitation in recommending this tour. Our group really enjoyed it!

An excellent tour, the guide Gonzalo was super friendly, very knowledgeable about both the sites visited and the history. He treated us in a special way, unmissable. Monsarraz is something unique, it looks like a medieval town frozen in time, everything impeccable. Thanks to Gonzalo, a young entrepreneur, responsible, concerned about giving his best, and I'm sure he succeeded

We have had such a great time. Our tour guide Antoine did an absolute great job. Very informative, enthusiastic, personable and a joy to spend time with. We learned so much history where ever we went. Highly recommend this tour.