The train station in Evora is about a 30 minute walk from town. No taxis to be seen anywhere. We left our bags at the tourist bureau (very helpful!) in town and set off to explore this UNESCO village.We visited the local museum (nothing too exciting – except for the excavation work they were doing under the museum). The Roman temple was nothing special, although there was an interesting view of the old city aqueducts just beyond the temple. For us, the highlight of Evora was the Igreja de Sao Jao Evangelista, which is a private church full of azulejo tile (blue and white tile). It was absolutely beautiful, and a "must-see" in Evora. No pictures allowed, or postcards sold! Capitalism obviously is not alive and well in this city.
We stopped by the "Temple of Bones" – a temple created exclusively from human bones. It was truly creepy. We stayed long enough to check it off on our list and got out of there. (Here, an extra admission fee gives you the right to take photos – no thanks).
We left Evora the same day via an evening bus to Lisbon. We were glad we hadn’t planned much more time in Evora. We saw everything we wanted to, and even had time for a bit of shopping and a coffee.