Praça do Giraldo Main Square, Évora
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.
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..
Fondest memory: I took this photo from the windows of Sociedade Harmonia Eborense. Its a funny pictures cos I got cars from almost all colours existing...
Favorite thing: Giraldo Square (center of the city; in this square King Duarte built the Estaus Palace which even today maintains its Gothic look; the fountain and St Anton's church are from the 16th century)