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From Évora to Alto de São Bento

Code: EVR PR1
Geographical location: Évora
Type: Circular walk
Main themes: Cultural heritage, geology, scenery, urban spaces
Distance: 7.15 km
Approximate duration: 2 to 3 hours
Type of surface: Country and city paths
Ascent/descent: 151 m
Minimum altitude: 269 m
Maximum altitude: 369 m
Level of difficulty: Low
Accessibility: Not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Certifications: Approved by the FPCM (Portuguese Camping and Mountaineering Federation)
Start and finish: Porta da Lagoa car park, Évora
Geographical coordinates: N38º34'33'' W07º54'51''
Geographical coordinates: 38.575927º -7.914320º
Where to park: Public car park at the site

Useful Contacts:

Évora Tourist Office
Telephone: +351 266 777 071

Évora, a historic city in the heart of the Alentejo, is heir to a rich and varied cultural heritage, built and preserved over time. Monuments and noble buildings, in harmony with the popular nature of the urban fabric, make up a whole that has been Unesco World Heritage since 1986. Apart from this heritage, unlike any other in Portugal, the region around Évora has a great deal to offer visitors. One such example is the unique landscape of the Alto de São Bento, the most important viewpoint overlooking the city of Évora and the surrounding countryside.

This is a route that showcases the best of Évora and the surrounding area, since after just a short walk you have the feeling that you are in the heart of the countryside and surrounded by fabulous scenery.