Évora is the capital of the central-south region of Portugal, the Alentejo. In the historic center of the city is the ancient Roman Temple (also known as the Temple of Diana). Nearby, whitewashed houses surround the Cathedral, a huge Gothic structure begun in the 12th century. The Church of São Francisco has Gothic and Baroque architecture, along with the Capela dos Ossos. Witness to different styles and aesthetic trends, over time it has been endowed with works of art to the point of being classified by UNESCO in 1986 as a Common Heritage of Humanity. It is a historic city rich in cultural heritage. Visitors exploring the city can enjoy its charming atmosphere, narrow streets, and peaceful environment, which offer an authentic experience of Portugal. Known and appreciated for its traditional cuisine and typical Alentejo dishes, such as lamb stew and the famous convent sweets. Surrounded by stunning countryside, wineries and olive groves allow visitors to explore the region's rich wine and olive oil cultures. A city that combines history, architectural beauty, culture, and gastronomy, making it a charming destination for anyone visiting Portugal.