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Forum Posts

wall tablet

by jkruiger

http://members.virtualtourist.com/vt/s/?m=2&h.q=46595

Hi! In Evora I saw this wall tablet with a cross and two chopped arms: http://www.flickr.com/photos/63774505@N00/3007140523. Does anyone know what this symbol means and on what kind of building it was?
(It probably was in the Rua Serpa Pinto.)

Thanks!

Re: wall tablet

by cachaseiro

i´m not totally sure about it, but if i remember right then it´s sitting over the door to the house where the inquisition took place in evora.

Re: wall tablet

by qaminari

Is it this one? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Inquisition

Re: wall tablet - reply to cachaseiro

by jkruiger

A very good suggestion, that it has something to do with the Inquisition. I was not aware that the Inquisition had a tribunal in Evora, but you are right. However, the seal on the wall tablet is not identical to the normal seal of the Inquisition: two chopped(?) arms instead of the branch and the sword.

Re: wall tablet

by cachaseiro

yes you guys are right there.
now that i think of it then it is a branch and a sword that is the sign above that door.

should you be interested in seeing that place then it is right next to the cathedral in evora on your right as you exit the cathedral.

Re: wall tablet - reply to qaminari

by jkruiger

Your link to the normal seal of the Spanish Inquisition depicts the cross, the branch and the sword. In Evora they knew this normal seal as well, see http://www.flickr.com/photos/24914426@N06/3005281474. My photo shows a different seal, the branch and the sword have been replaced by two chopped(?) arms. As there are similarities, some relation with the Inquisition is likely. Although the seals are comparable, they are not identical.

Re: wall tablet

by Manolodiaz

No. The inquisition was, in Évora, near the cathdral. There it is the Tribunal and the house of the "Inquisidor-Mor". The photo is the Santa Clara Chuch, and I think it is symbol of the femail branch of Franciscans order.

Re: wall tablet

by Manolodiaz

No. The inquisition was, in Évora, near the cathdral. There it is the Tribunal and the house of the "Inquisidor-Mor". The photo is the Santa Clara Chuch, and I think it is symbol of the femail branch of Franciscans order.

Re: wall tablet

by Manolodiaz

No. The inquisition was, in Évora, near the cathedral. There it is the Tribunal and the house of the "Inquisidor-Mor" – Inquisitor Chief. The photo is the Santa Clara Church, and I think it is symbol of the female branch of Franciscans order.

Re: wall tablet - reply to Manolodiaz

by jkruiger

Thanks Manolodiaz, now I see.
BTW, I read that the seal is not specific for the female branch, it is the seal for all Fransiscans.

Re: wall tablet

by a2lopes

indeed. The Franciscan symbol of the crossed arms depicts the arms of Jesus and Francis normally crossed over the Tau, both arms bearing the imprint of the Crucifixion nails. Francis' arm is enclosed in the sleeve of his habit.

Travel Tips for Évora

Best views of Evora

by barryg23

There are a number of places in Evora from where you can get a great view over the city. My favourite was the view from the rooftop of the Cathedral. From here, you can see the fields in the distance - it gives a good impression of just how compact Evora is. However, you'll have to pay the 3 Euro entry to the Cathedral for this view. Another good viewing point is from the Jardim do Paco near the Roman temple, overlooking the northern end of the town.

Giraldo's Main Square

by johnsakura

Évora's main square. ok this square has indeed many different people, from different ages and social backgrouds. It is full everyday. From morning till nightfall. When the night comes, students from the university slowly start to pass and sit oin the fountain or just use the fountain sit to wait for someone.
Usualy during noon some old folks are sit there to get some sun, play some harmonica and tell old stories and look at women that pass along the street.
Some times some drunk people also use the sits to sleep...not good.
Many restaurants put tables and chairs to costumers to sit during tea, coffea or beer. Of course only during the Summer time. You have at least 3 different snack.bars using the main square has "esplanada". prices normally go up and up in the esplanada. and another stupid thinng is that once I saw this worker asking 7 euros for one water to a italian turist... this is bad and usualy not normal along Portugal. We don't rip turists off...come on.. I took this photo from the windows of Sociedade Harmonia Eborense. Its a funny pictures cos I got cars from almost all colours existing...

View of the Main Square

by johnsakura

Praca do Giraldo.
With a public arcade on one side, this square acts as a kind of city forum, enlivened by its welcoming and friendly pavement cafés and with a beautiful sixteenth-century marble fountain surmounted by a bronze crown. The far end of the square is occupied by the Igreja de Santo Antão, built between 1557 and 1563.

Silver Water Aqueduct

by johnsakura

Noted work of Renaissance architecture, designed by the Eborense Francisco de Arruda, who merited praise for its grandiosity and public utility, was celebrated by Luis de Camoes and Joao de Barros (1531-1537).

We, the bones of here are waiting for your bones

by globetrott

We, the bones that are here are waiting for your bones is written at the entrance of the bonechurch in Evora in latin letters (nos ossos que aqui estamos delos vossos esperamos). In this place you may still turn around and enjoy the lovely tiles and the backpart of the Sala do Capitulo (that is the small altar that you will see, when entering the bone-church)

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