Évora Things to Do

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    Évora - Portugal
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    Évora - Portugal
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    Capela dos Ossos - Évora
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  • 1. Chapel of Bones

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    Capela dos Ossos or the Chapel of Bones belongs to Igreja Real de São Francisco (Royal Church of Saint Francis). Thais chapel is famous because of its ossuary constructed out of the human bones. But...

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  • 2. Churches

    This conventual church was established during D. João II and D. Manuel reigns, to substitute the primitive one, coming from the foundation of the country. Magnificent example of late gothic with a...

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  • 3. Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cathedral of Evora is also known as SE which means Episcopal Residence because that acronym derives from Latin “Sedes Episcopalis”. This cathedral was built in 1280-1340 at the place of previous...

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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

    Main facade of this palace was built in XVII century. The title itself and dukedom were created on April 26, 1645 by King John IV of Portugal to his distant cousin, Dom Nuno Álvares Pereira de Melo...

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  • 6. Praça do Giraldo Main Square

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    The spacious Praça do Giraldo, or Giraldo Square, is flanked on four sides by some of the most impressive examples of gothic and Romanesque architecture on the Iberian Peninsula, a collection of...

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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. 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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  • 9. 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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  • 10. Art general, Statues and Urban Art

    You can easily find this monument in Jardim Publico or Public Garden. This monument was presented in 1997 by South African Province of Natal to city of Evora on 500 years anniversary of discovery of...

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  • 11. 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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  • 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. 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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  • 14. 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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  • 17. Museu de Evora/Sculptures/Architecture

    Museum of Evora has excellent collection of early Christian graves, tombstones and sepulchers. You will be able to see excellent gothic and manueline arches and...

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  • 18. Museu de Evora/ Main retable of Evora Cathedral

    Here in the Museum of Evora you are going to see main retable of Evora Cathedral. This retable is much better (to my personal mind) that present one situated in...

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  • 19. Museu de Evora/Flemish Retable

    On of the real pearls in collection of the Museum of Evora is so called Flemish Retable painted by unknown Flemish painter between 1496-1501. Ratable consists...

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  • 20. Museu de Evora/Sacred Art of XV-XVI centuries

    Museum of Evora possesses small but wonderful collection of canvas painted by Portuguese and European Masters of XV-XVI centuries. Among renown Portuguese...

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  • 21. Museu de Evora. Paintings of XVI-XVIII centuries

    Museum of Evora posseses small but wonderful collection of canvas painted by Portuguese and European Masters of XVI-XVIII centuries. Here you can see:1. “Winter...

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  • 22. 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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  • 23. 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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  • 24. 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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  • 25. 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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