Evora the city of history, monuments and typical Alentejo culture is a UNESCO world heritage site perfect for any business retreat.
As Lisbon gets fuller and fuller, it may well be time to Go Discover some of the quieter but no less amazing cities and surroundings of Lisbon. The city of Evora is located inland approximately 120km east of Lisbon on the border with Spain. It is one of the oldest cities in Portugal and one of the most interesting. By highway, it takes just over an hour to travel from Lisbon airport to the city making it a perfect destination for offsite events of any type.
Evora is one of the oldest towns in Portugal with a history that stretches over 4000 years, the city has impressive Roman remains, Jewish and Moorish influences and was one of the main cities after the reconquest and the establishment of Portugal.
Its modern university gives this ancient city an innovative and dynamic character that helps create diversity.
Surrounded by stretched landscapes of olive groves, vineyards and cork trees, this peaceful city is well worth a visit and well equipped for corporate meetings and events of any size.
Evora is UNESCO world heritage site since 1986.
Evora is one hour and 20 minutes drive from Lisbon airport located south-east 80km from the Spanish border
Best hotels in Evora for groups and corporate events
Evora has an amazing array of great boutique hotels but for groups and meetings, a lot tend to be to small or do not have meeting spaces. Here are a few that are very suitable to groups. For smaller groups, please contact us
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Convento do Espinheiro
Convento do Espinheiro is a five-star luxury hotel about 5KM from the center of Evora. This historic hotel built in a former convent is a great example of Alentejo luxury, tradition and culture.
The hotel is set in 8 hectares of impressive landscaped gardens and it has a spa, outdoor swimming pools, sauna, and 2 award-winning restaurants giving plenty of time to relax out of the meeting schedule.
It has 92 guestrooms and meeting capacity of up to 400 pax.
The Ecork hotel in the center of Evora is the newest 4 star boutique hotel in Evora and has 56 rooms and a meeting capacity of up to 120 pax. The guestrooms are 70m2 each and provide all the modern luxury necessary for a relaxing retreat from any event.
The hotel located in the historical center is an ode to the centenary olive trees, holm trees and cork trees that surround it and its grounds, providing a peaceful country feel in the city. The hotel has an outdoor and indoor swimmingpool, spa, restaurant and bars
Vila Gale, Evora
Vila Gale, Evora is a 4 star hotel with the largest capacity for groups visiting Evora. This hotel has 197 guest rooms and a business center consisting of 5 meeting rooms with a maximum capacity of 500 pax. The hotel is located within walking distance of the historical center and it has 2 restaurants, bars, spa and an outdoor pool.
Team building and activities in Evora
No corporate event is complete without some form of team building to provide a way for your teams to get to know each other on a collaborative or competitive team effort. Evora has various possibilities to do this.
Evora city hunt
The city of Evora is a relatively small city with most of its monuments, shopping and places of cultural interest concentrated in an easily walkable area. The city hunt provides a great way to get to know Evora and its monuments in a collaborative manner based on a series of challenges around the city. Included are some local food and wines, some modern aspects and some fun assignments making this a great morning, afternoon or evening activity for groups split into teams.
This activity is bespoke and can be fitted to your group’s interests.
Cooking in Evora
Alentejo is most famous for its food. With influences from the many cultures which inhabited the area over the centuries, it cuisine is both interesting and unique. Much of the Portuguese agricultural produce comes from this province and in Alentejo it is used to its fullest in tasty and original dishes.
For team building, there are various possibilities that involve the cooking of these dishes, the preparation of typical Alentejo bread and the tasting of olive oil and wine incorporated into challenges or done as a group activity for information please us the form on this page.
Evora is also famous for its Aerodrome and one of the most exciting activities to do there is a team building skydive for the real adventurers.
This type of team building is becoming ever more popular with corporations to help improve the performance of all its employees.
Skydive helps overcome fear as well as being an exciting activity. Each team member is accompanied by and attached to a fully licensed and experienced parachutist who guides the participant through all of the process.
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For a quieter experience in the skies of Evora, ballooning provides the perfect early morning option for excitement and the best views of the city and the surrounding countryside.
Bespoke team building
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