Evora is one of Portugal's most historic and unspoilt cities with a Roman temple, Moorish alleys, medieval walls, old palaces and ochre trimmed whitewashed mansions. There is even a Capella dos Ossus, a chapel decorated with the bones of long dead monks in the 1500s. The palaces include remnants of the Royal Palace of Evora and its gardens. It is thought that Vasco Da Gama received his commission here to set sail looking for India. Also visited the Duques de Cadaval 14th century palace, still partly lived in and its chapel. This chapel contains extraordinary floor to ceiling azulejos (painted tiles) painted in the early 1700s.