The entire city of Ëvora could be considered a historic gem! The city of Ëvora has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1985, and is home to hundreds of remarkable buildings, including the impressive Cathedral of Ëvora, which was built from 1184 to 1204 AD, and then enlarged over the years. As a result of these improvements the cathedral features the early Romanesque designs, as well as Gothic, Manueline and Baroque influences. Today it is the largest cathedrals of the Middle Ages in Portugal, and is considered one of the best examples of Gothic architecture.

The Museum of Ëvora is located in the city center and features a collection of ancient artifacts, along with works of art from the height of the Portuguese Empire, including numerous sculptures and paintings. While not a large museum, this does feature some fascinating pieces from the various cultures that controlled the region through the various centuries, including collections of Roman, Gothic and Moorish artifacts.

The ancient and Medieval past can be seen throughout the city, and this includes the Diana Temple, which is the relic of a Corinthian style Roman temple that dates to the second century AD. While only a shadow of its former self, this is one of the earliest structures in the city. In addition, there are nearby Roman baths that date to the first century AD, and while only partially excavated today, these offer a fantastic look back in time to nearly 2,000 years ago.