After walking through the area and contemplating the ancients who used the site, Lídia returns the vehicle to the main road leading to Èvora. It's a little too early for lunch, so we start our walking tour of the city. We walk through the walls of the old town and follow the aqueduct built in the 1500's, learning that in ancient times the city was ruled by the Romans and then much later by the Moors. In the 14th through 16th Centuries it was a center of the arts and education.
A few block walk gives us time to clear our minds and takes us to Rua dos Mercadores and our lunch at Restaurante a Choupana. This is a very small restaurant- much, much better than the tourist cafe's we have passed by. Everyone else in the restaurant is a local, some in suits, some in workman's shirts. William and I enjoy appetizers, bread, olives, two entrees popular in the region, beer, sparkling water, and a shared dessert for 30€. Awesome.
It has been a very rewarding day.