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many questions regarding day trip from lisbon to evora

by 9tigers Online Now Mar 17, 2010 at 9:12 AM

1) does the train ride to evora really take 3 hrs, if then should I catch a train from lisbon 6AM?
2) Chapel of bones, is it really worth it to go in and see? or it is just too creepy? does it cost 2 euro? or it is more like donation
3) The Roman Temple, this is just a pic taking thing right, seems not much to it
4) Cathedral, it costed 1 euro is it donation or? worth it to go in?
5) Inquisition palace , is it worth to go in? how much?
6) CIty council of Évora
Palace of Vasco da Gama
Palace of the Dukes of Cadaval
Palácio D. Manuel
Palace of The Counts of Basto
all worth it to go in or just taking pic outside?

7) Silver Water Aqueduct it seems to be outside of the town, how do I get there and back? any bus from center of the town?

8) also I heard the wines here are good too, can I easily get them from the store? how cheap is it?

9) if I get to evora by 9, what time do I need to leave if I want to see all before I leave? 6PM enough?


many thanks I know I asked a lot of question at once
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    Re: many questions regarding day trip from lisbon to evora

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Mar 17, 2010 at 10:32 AM

    1) Don't know about the train. We used a direct Rede bus last year at the VT EuroMeet2009; see http://www.rede-expressos.pt/

    2) Chapel of the Bones; I found this one of the most interestings spots we visited. Euro 2.00; Pictures additional Euro 1.00

    3) Indeed picture taking and a nice lookoff view.

    4) Cathedral:
    Cathedral: Euro 1.50
    Cathedral + Cloister: Euro 2.50

    5) & 6) Did not visit those

    7) Just take a cab or one of the local busses; see:
    evora.net/sitee/Novos_horari...

    8) Depends on what kind of travel means you will take.


    More general info at:
    Évora Travel Guide

    Here are some of my impressions: "Évora impressions" - Évora Travelogue by pieter_jan_v


    PJ

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    Re: many questions regarding day trip from lisbon to evora

    by 9tigers Online Now Mar 17, 2010 at 10:40 AM

    I went to http://www.rede-expressos.pt/
    but could not understand a word

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    Re: many questions regarding day trip from lisbon to evora

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Mar 17, 2010 at 12:26 PM

    I know it's in Portuguese only; we had some great help from Antonio.

    Departures from Lisbon:

    LISBOA EVORA (131 Kms)

    Partida Chegada Preço Enlaces Período Frequência

    07:00 08:45 11.50 Excepto Sabados, Domingos e (2as se feriado)
    08:00 09:30 11.50 Diariamente
    08:00 09:45 11.50 Sabados, Domingos e (2as se feriado)
    08:30 10:15 11.50 Diariamente
    09:30 11:00 11.50 Diariamente
    10:30 12:15 11.50 Diariamente
    11:45 13:35 11.50 Diariamente
    12:00 13:30 11.50 Diariamente
    13:00 14:45 11.50 2as, 3as, 4as, 5as, 6as
    13:45 15:15 11.50 Diariamente
    14:15 16:50 11.50 Diariamente
    15:00 16:30 11.50 6as ou (5as se vespera de feriado)
    15:00 16:40 11.50 Excepto Domingos ou (2as se feriado)
    15:00 16:45 11.50 Domingos ou (2as se feriado)
    16:00 17:45 11.50 2as, 3as, 4as, 5as, 6as, Domingos
    17:00 18:45 11.50 Diariamente
    17:15 19:00 11.50 Diariamente
    17:45 19:15 11.50 Diariamente
    18:00 19:30 11.50 2as, 3as, 4as, 5as, 6as
    19:00 20:30 11.50 Domingos ou (2as se feriado)
    19:00 20:40 11.50 2as, 3as, 4as, 5as, 6as, Domingos
    19:30 21:00 11.50 Diariamente
    20:00 21:30 11.50 Domingos ou (2as se feriado)
    20:30 22:15 11.50 Diariamente
    21:30 23:15 11.50 6as ou (5as se vespera de feriado)
    22:00 23:45 11.50 Diariamente
    22:30 00:00 11.50 Domingos ou (2as se feriado)

    Departures from Evora back to Lisboa:

    EVORA LISBOA (131 Kms)

    Partida Chegada Preço Enlaces Período Frequência

    06:00 07:45 11.50 Diariamente
    07:00 08:30 11.50 Diariamente
    07:30 09:00 11.50 2as, 3as, 4as, 5as, 6as
    08:00 09:45 11.50 Excepto Domingos ou (2as se feriado)
    08:30 10:00 11.50 Diariamente
    08:30 11:05 11.50 Diariamente
    09:45 11:30 11.50 Diariamente
    10:15 11:45 11.50 Diariamente
    12:45 14:15 11.50 Diariamente
    13:00 14:45 11.50 Excepto Sabados, Domingos e (2as se feriado)
    14:00 15:30 11.50 Diariamente
    14:45 16:15 11.50 Diariamente
    15:00 16:45 11.50 2as, 3as, 4as, 5as, 6as
    16:00 17:30 11.50 6as ou (5as se vespera de feriado)
    16:00 17:45 11.50 2as, 3as, 4as, 5as, 6as, Domingos
    16:00 17:45 11.50 Sabados
    17:30 19:00 11.50 6as ou (5as se vespera de feriado)
    17:30 19:05 11.50 Domingos ou (2as se feriado)
    17:30 19:15 11.50 Diariamente
    18:15 19:45 11.50 Diariamente
    19:00 20:45 11.50 Diariamente
    19:30 21:15 11.50 Diariamente
    20:00 21:45 11.50 Diariamente
    21:00 22:45 11.50 2as, 3as, 4as, 5as, 6as, Domingos
    21:30 23:00 11.50 Domingos ou (2as se feriado)


    Diariamente means daily service: the savest to aim at.

    I have a tip on the Lisbon Metro/Train/Bus station at: "Estação Sete-Rios" - Train Tip by pieter_jan_v

    and a tip on the Evora bus station at:
    "National Rede Express bus" - Buses Tip by pieter_jan_v


    PJ

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    Re: many questions regarding day trip from lisbon to evora

    by 9tigers Online Now Mar 17, 2010 at 12:32 PM

    train seems to be cheaper, but I am not sure if from lisbon this is the right station


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    Service From To Journey Time Price

    IC N#690 Lisboa Entrecampos 08:21 Evora 10:17 01:56 € 10,00

    IC N#694 Lisboa Entrecampos 14:21 Evora 16:08 01:47 € 10,00

    IC N#696 Lisboa Entrecampos 18:21 Evora 20:18 01:57 € 10,00


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    Service From To Journey Time Price

    IC N#692 Evora 13:38 Lisboa Entrecampos 15:26 01:48 € 10,00

    IC N#698 Evora 18:38 Lisboa Entrecampos 20:26 01:48 € 10,00

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    Re: many questions regarding day trip from lisbon to evora

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Mar 17, 2010 at 1:37 PM

    Entrecampos is one of the stations you can board the train to Evota; for more see:

    cp.pt/StaticFiles/Imagens/PD...

    PJ

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    Re: many questions regarding day trip from lisbon to evora

    by rafi.of.gali.gali Online Now Mar 17, 2010 at 5:22 PM

    1) does the train ride to evora really take 3 hrs, if then should I catch a train from lisbon 6AM?
    No, not at all. If my memory serves me right, it takes 1h50 (at most).
    www.cp.pt (i think they have an english version)

    2) Chapel of bones, is it really worth it to go in and see? or it is just too creepy? does it cost 2 euro? or it is more like donation
    Creepy? A bit, but also a should-see. It won't take you long. The chappel is inside a church (Sao Francisco Church). You pay a fee, 2 eur, i guess.

    3) The Roman Temple, this is just a pic taking thing right, seems not much to it
    If you're refering to time restrictions, then in your words, yes it's "a pic taking thing". Nevertheless, it's the number 1 tourist atraction and image of Evora;

    4) Cathedral, it costed 1 euro is it donation or? worth it to go in?
    I think the cathedral is free. The paying areas are the treasure and the gardens.

    5) Inquisition palace , is it worth to go in? how much?
    Again, I believe it's free. It belongs to the university and serves as a library. Instaed of having a campus, the university of evora has its buildings spread all over the city (mainly in the city center). Not really a highlight.

    6) CIty council of Évora
    Palace of Vasco da Gama
    Palace of the Dukes of Cadaval
    Palácio D. Manuel
    Palace of The Counts of Basto (this one I don't know.. perhaps by another name)
    all worth it to go in or just taking pic outside?

    They are all close to eachother and also close to the city center plaza (Praça do Giraldo - Giraldo square) don't miss it. And also close to the roman temple, inquisição palace, cathedral, bones chappel. You'll walk a bit but they are all close to eachother. You'll do your share of walking, but it's worth it.
    Take some time to feel the old city center as a whole. With the young university students and the locals, the sociological aspect is not to be missed. Talk to people ;)

    7) Silver Water Aqueduct it seems to be outside of the town, how do I get there and back? any bus from center of the town?
    The Aqueduct goes from outside the city walls and penetrates within. No need for transportation. The place for your desirable photo-opportunity is close to the city walls. It's a 10 minute walking from the center. Just follow Rua Candido dos Reis (candido dos reis street in the map or ask for a local for Rua da Lagoa - Lagoa Street, its first and most known name)

    8) also I heard the wines here are good too, can I easily get them from the store? how cheap is it?
    The wines are one of the best in Portugal. I'm not an expert, other VTs will certainly help. There are lots of stores that sell wine in the center. If you happen to pass by a medium-size supermarket, they will have lots of portuguese wine, local and national with friendly prices.

    9) if I get to evora by 9, what time do I need to leave if I want to see all before I leave? 6PM enough?
    You'll be visiting with a touristy feel, not as much as a traveller... but answering your question: yes, easily.

    PS: When you arrive, either by bus or train, get a taxi for Giraldo Square first. After that you'll walk. Get a free map (the tourist office is in the Giraldo Square and point the sights in the map. It's easy to set a course.
    PS2: Include the main university building (Espirito Santo college. just ask for the university and once there, ask for the main entrance to see the "claustros")
    PS3: I'm a local. Feel free to email me, and if I'm there when you come, perhaps we might meet and I'll show you around.

    Hope it helps. Cheers,
    Rafi

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    Re: many questions regarding day trip from lisbon to evora

    by cubsur Online Now Mar 18, 2010 at 2:53 AM

    The trains to Evora from Lisbon are slower and more expensive than the bus as they have to take a rather circuitous route. There are only three trains a day, taking about 2 hours for the whole journey.

    They start at Lisbon Oriente then stop at Entrecampos and Sete Rios before heading off over the bridge towards Evora. All these stations are several km from Lisbon city centre.

    You would have far more flexibility with the Rede-Expressos bus, although as you now know, the Sete Rios bus station in Lisbon is 5km from the city centre. The cost and time taken to get there from your hotel needs to be taken into account.

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    Re: many questions regarding day trip from lisbon to evora

    by 9tigers Online Now Mar 18, 2010 at 6:17 AM

    I will be staying at Rua Augusta, number 89
    that should not be far from the bus station is it?
    also I realize metro does not open until 6:30, if I need to catch an earlier bus to evora, do I need to get on some local bus from lisbon to get to bus station?

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    Re: many questions regarding day trip from lisbon to evora

    by rafi.of.gali.gali Online Now Mar 20, 2010 at 4:37 AM

    Oh yes it is. Rua Augusta is quite far from the bus station. Nevertheless, they are both served by the same metro line (the blue one). Close to Rua Augusta take the Baixa/Chiado subway station and exit at "Sete Rios" station. This station serves as subway, train and bus station. Once there, to take to bus to Évora, ask for the bus station. If you have to ask to people ask for the "expresso".

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    Re: many questions regarding day trip from lisbon to evora

    by 9tigers Online Now Mar 20, 2010 at 6:31 AM

    ty

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