"With the country gradually returning to activity and the consequent increase in the circulation of vehicles, the inspection of tariff parking will be resumed", informed the municipality, in a statement.

According to the municipality, drivers wishing to park in paid places now have a 'smartphone' application that allows payment via the device and without the need to use a parking metre.

The iParque application allows drivers to avoid "handling money" to pay "the amount related to the parking of their vehicle for a certain period of time".

The Évora City Council decided to suspend the municipal inspection of the charged parking on March 20, due to the measures resulting from the state of emergency to deal with the covid-19 pandemic.

During this period, stressed the autarchy, the municipal inspection focused mainly on guaranteeing the functioning of essential services, such the stopping and parking of ambulances and other priority vehicles.