The Catholic Church left its mark in the Middle Ages.
If pagan architecture is more your speed, Evora boasts a 1st-century Roman temple in the Corinthian style.
While I loved visiting the historic sites, it was present-day Evora -- the locals on bicycles, the cork purses displayed on a pedestrian street, the colorful laundry hanging out to dry -- that left the most lasting impression. When I travel, it's often the little things that stay with me.
For more pictures of my day trip to Evora, visit my photo gallery.