Food for Thought: Visiting Évora
This week was pretty busy. It seems December in general is hectic, with so many events to attend and initiatives to participate in, especially if you have young children. Not to mention all the stimulus adults and kids alike receive from the media and the stores. The other day I was getting my nails done at the mall and Christmas music was playing so loudly in a loop that it became annoying after a while. It’s definitely a time of the year that I don’t look forward to shopping because you can’t find a place that isn’t crowded.
Thankfully the national holiday yesterday forced us to take a break. I had promised a friend I’d go with her to Évora to see an exhibition about the Portuguese inquisition in this city. So off we went with L. The city centre is small and charming, you can basically see it all on foot in 30 minutes. We walked by the Roman Temple, also known as Temple of Diana and then proceeded to the museum. The exhibition was small but interesting and we also got to see the beautiful collection of paintings, religious artifacts and sculptures. There was a scene of ice skating in Amsterdam that caught my attention and L. loved to see the painting of King D. Afonso VI when he was a 4 year old child – a king younger than her, she was thrilled!!! We were also laughing our heads off watching L. repeat out loud everything she heard on the headset about the collections and exhibition. Basically she had a blast and I was so proud of myself for dragging her to museus since she was a baby. I can see now that it paid off!
After lunch we strolled through the main square, Praça do Giraldo, and make the obligatory stop at the tourist shops. They had such cool stuff, especially handmade artifacts and traditional food. We bought some souvenirs and couldn’t believe time had gone by so quickly, basically the whole day was spent admiring the museum and city centre! It was an enjoyable visit and we will surely go back. Here are some photos, if you’d like to see:
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This was my food for thought for today. Have an inspired weekend!