Évora Things to Do

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    Évora - Portugal
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  • 1. Chapel of Bones

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Maybe it would be advisable for the most impressionable people not to visit this chapel - you will be submerged under thousands of bones, in a gloomy but also harmonious image. The bones are not...

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  • 2. Churches

    UNESCO world heritage, this church is one of the best examples of Portuguese Renaissance style. In 1834 it was nationalized and transformed in military headquarters, accelerating its ruin. Some...

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  • 3. Cathedral

    4 out of 5 stars

    Built in the gothic style, completed in the 12th century and with a 14th century ogival cloister, the main entrance is decorated with sculptures of the apostles, the interior dates from the 17th -...

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  • 4. The Roman Temple

    The ex-libris of Evora this is one of the best preserved roman monuments in Portugal. The experts don't accept the designation of "Diana temple" because they found that it was built in the first...

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  • 5. Palaces

    Started in 1483, the king's palace, for long the best house in Portugal, was ruined and abandoned. In the 19th century the architect Jose Cinatti decided to decorate the garden with fake ruins, that...

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  • 6. Praça do Giraldo Main Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    The main references of Evora to Portuguese are Diana's temple and Giraldo's square. As a matter of fact I hardly understand the importance of this square, except that it is central and all the main...

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  • 7. Outside Evora

    We all bundled into taxis and took a trip out to Almendres to the west of Evora. After a long drive we came to place that was full of Megalithic Standing Stones. They were put there by people...

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  • 8. Castle walls

    The walls of Evora castle are amidst the best preserved ones in Portugal. Almost all the historic city is surrounded by the walls, with several doors and towers. A couple of doors were modified, but...

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  • 9. Silver Water Aqueduct

    I was surprised to learn the Aquaduct was build as recently as the 16th Century as it seems far older. Designed to bring transport water into the town, most of the Aquaduct is still standing. The best...

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  • 10. Evora ancient streets

    Compared to many of the towns that I have visited during my roadtrip around the Southern part of Portugal Evora was a quite large and busy town. Nevertheless it has a cosy charm that makes it a fun...

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  • 11. Monasteries&Convents

    Outside Alconchel door, there's a convent from the end of the 16th century, with a very interesting gilded altar, in the transition from Baroque to Rococo styles. The convent was acquired by the state...

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  • 12. Gardens

    The public garden of Evora is very beautiful and invites for a romantic break. It was built on the initiative of the city in 1863 to 1867 and the construction work was lead by Jose Cinatti who was an...

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  • 13. University buildings

    The university in Evora is one of the oldest universities in Portugal dating back to 1559. It was closed down as a university though in 1759 when the jesuits who ran the university were expelled from...

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  • 14. Art general, Statues and Urban Art

    Inside the Jardim Publico you will find a statue of Vasco da Gama who discovered the seaway to India. It is thought that he had studied mathematics and navigation here in Evora. The monument is a...

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  • 17. Fortification

    Entering the historic center you will have to get through the massive walls of the town. It clearly makes visible that Evora is not far from the Spanish border...

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  • 18. City Walls

    The city walls are still present around Évora. At the North side the oldest walls from the Roman time can be seen, at the South side are the newest. Both round...

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  • 19. Igreja de São Francisco (1/2): General view

    This church was built in Gothic style (with some Manueline influences) between 1.475 and the 1.550s to the design of Martim Lourenço, replacing an earlier...

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  • 20. Must see

    Surrounded by plains in the heart of the Alentejo, with its historic center and the unique atmosphere of the old town, Évora was fittingly declared a World...

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  • 21. 16th-Century Water Tank

    This water tank is a classical work built by Francisco de Arruda around 1538. It is based on a rectangular plan, built in pure renaissance style, with a central...

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  • 22. Water Elevatory Central (CEA)

    Built in the 1930s, the CEA's function was to facilitate the distribution of water to the entire city. The complex, which is now a museum, includes the...

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  • 23. Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Graca

    The church entrance is topped by 4 uncomfortable-looking stone giants. This is one of the first appearances in the 17th century cloister of the adjoining...

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  • 24. Paleolithic and Neolithic Monuments

    The region surrounding Evora is filled with paleolithic and neolithic monuments, including some 50,000-year-old cave paintings and etchings at Escoural cave and...

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  • 25. Sé (1/2)

    The Sé (Cathedral) of Evora, built in 1.186, is a mixture of romanesque and gothic style. The main nave is 70 m. long, and the portal has 14th century sculpted...

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