Portas de Moura Square, Évora
Favorite thing: Just outside the old city of Evora is the Largo da Porta de Moura. In the center is the marble fountain you can see here. We found it a nice cool place to sit on the marble sides, dip our hands in the cooll water and get some respite from the hot and humid day.
Favorite thing: oh, Portas de Moura...I just love it so badly! The fountain looks so good along with the cathedral ahead. This square has many old things to look at. It has an old convent, two houses with Manueline Period (Late portuguese gothic period) windows. You can check one of the windows in my Evora's travelogue "animals in evora". More important buildings on this Portas de Moura Sqaure is the Court, and justice place to make Id's and other legal documents. You also have the University Art Department for Music and Drama. So its very nice cos while you sit on the fountain, you can notice the diference between students from drama and from sociology and language courses that is in another building called Cordovil Palace. Basicallyt the university takes many palaces here in Evora. The university pays 600 thousand euros for renting the space of the Carmo convent from the drama and music department... a lots of money that could be used in other university plans and facilities outside castle walls like the Visual Arts department is doing improving and rebuilding and old factory giving very nice space and conditions to art students to work.