Evora on the World Heritage list of Unesco
The historical centre of the city of Evora is listed on the world heritage list of the Unesco. Some of the places of interest in Evora include a Roman aqueduct, the Roman Diana-temple, and the early Gothic cathedral, which was built from 1186 to 1204, with a monastery from the 14th century.
The many palaces from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance are witnesses from a rich past. Evora was a thriving city in Roman times but started to decline under the rule of the Visigoths. Evora is now a major agricultural centre and home to a number of industries and agriculture-related crafts (cork, leather, woo, rugs, and painted furniture).
The tourists and students in Evora also add to the activity. Evora is a lively old university town. The 15th-century university was reopened in 1979 and with 8,000 students, it is a centre of education once more.