Evora, Portugal

After our day trip to Sintra, we drove deep into the Alentejo where we spent several days staying in a remote countryside AirBnB that had very dodgy internet. It did have a beautiful pool, and was surrounded by stunning countryside, and feeling slightly disconnected from everything just felt so good.

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Evora, PortugalWe spent around 4 days there alone, sleeping in, swimming, cooking dinner and reading – doing absolutely nothing at all. It was amazing – but not particularly blog-worthy!

Evora, PortugalSo on the fifth day we decided to do something vaguely cultural, and went to the beautiful city of Evora. Another stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site, Evora is an incredibly well-preserved old town with a beautiful city centre.

Evora, PortugalEvora, PortugalEvora, PortugalWe spent the whole day sightseeing, visiting some beautiful churches like the Graca Church and the Cathedral of Evora, from where you can get a stunning rooftop view of the whole city.

Evora, PortugalEvora, PortugalThe city centre is really picturesque, and it’s just nice walking around looking at all the fabulous buildings with an ice cream in hand – as well as doing some souvenir shopping! Evora didn’t seem to be as heaving with tourists as some of the other places we visited, so it was a great place to get that out of the way. Evora, PortugalOf course, no day trip is complete without a local restaurant review – and this one really tops the list of my favourite places I ate out in this trip!

Evora, PortugalRestaurante 14 pras 9  is on the Rua Pedro Simoes and looks rather unassuming from the outside. The cryptically named restaurant makes a lot of sense once you’re inside (let’s just say, even a broken clock is right twice  a day), and is heaving with customers, mostly locals, which is always a good sign.

One thing I found really reassuring was that the menu said it catered for those with allergies (as well as those who were gluten-intolerant), which is always comforting! I went for a pretty standard dish of steak, egg and chips.

Evora, PortugalIt might not seem particularly exciting, but the dish came with the most incredible wine-based sauce, and was definitely one of the best things I ate out there – it was divine.

Evora, PortugalMy boyfriend went for the Seafood Acorda, which was a house speciality. When we looked it up once we got home, the closest translation we found was ‘seafood and bread soup’, which sounds completely unappetising. I would say it was more like a massive bowl of stuffing, with seafood – it smelled absolutely incredible, and it seemed to go down a treat!

Evora, PortugalEvora, PortugalEvora, PortugalIt was a really lovely meal, in a lovely city – if you ever get the chance to spend a day there I highly recommend it!

Restaurante 14 pras 9: 4 Stars (4 / 5)

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  • Anushree Ganguly

    That sounds like my kinda posts , I love travel posts and this looks beautiful ! Definitely another place to go for me

    • erin.niimi

      Thanks Anushree! Portugal is stunning, and Evora is beautiful – definitely one to check out if you haven’t already! xx

  • Abracadabra Girl

    Such lovely pictures. Im dying to get away on a little getaway, thats inspired me to get onto booking something 🙂 k x

    • erin.niimi

      Thank you! It’s such a lovely place, and if you can get out to Portugal and Evora you should! xx

    • Thank you! I do regret not having booked something in August – I want to get away again! xx

  • KGR

    the photos look amazing, I would love to visit Portugal xx

    • erin.niimi

      Thank you! You should xx

    • Thank you! You should – you can get some great bargains on flights and it’s so incredible! x

  • Serena Reidy

    Looks like a lovely place. 🙂 Portugal is a great country.

    • erin.niimi

      It is! Thanks serenade! 🙂