Fields with flowers
This flores can only be seen in the January February. Wonderful contrast bewteen flowers and grass. You can also notice on the picture (the white thing on the left side) the sign out of Viana do Alentejo.
Old theater where lots of people used to come. Nowadays is left abandoned. This happend to many little place here in the Alentejo Region. The young people start leaving the city to search more information and moving to bigger cities.
Main Square Praça da Republica
On the Praça da Republica you can see the Paços do Concelho (Old City Hall), from the 17th century where now is located the Municipal Library.
Also you can see the Nun’s Fountain from the 17th century and the bust in bronze from the ancient president of the municipal region Antonio Isidoro de Sousa (1943-1914)
Fonte da Cruz
Built in 1898. From the original construction nothing still exists but the three lion heads from where the water comes from.
On the marble plate you can read:
This fountain was built by popular subscription in 1989.
Ermida de São Pedro
Located on the hill side of the mountain range of Viana, from its name São Pedro (Saint Peter) not much is known about its foundation and creation from which seems to be connected with late gothic Portuguese manuelino style.
The Carnation Revolution, 1974-1976
On the morning of 25 April 1974, troops loyal to the Armed Forces Movement (MFA - Movimento das Forças Armadas) overthrew the 48 year old Portuguese dictatorship, ending a regime that they created in 1926.
This simbolizes the freedom of Portuguese people from the dictator Antonio de Oliveira Salazar.
This fountain is now National Monument.
The abundance of water turns the fields around it into vegetable plots and green farmlands and fills the town?s streets with fountains: one of the most interesting is the marble spring at the Pra?a da Rep?blica, built in one of the walls of the old Town Hall.
17th cenuty fountain.
Convento de Jesus
Founded by many single and widowed women in 1548. This had permission to build it by the Cardeal D. Henrique, Arcebisp of Evora in 1550.
The community was from Saint Agostinho and integrated itself in the Way Hieronimita from which in Portugal was the only house for women.
It was granted enormous money and many donatives were given: On of the biggest donatives came from the Evora's Arcebisp, D.Isabel de Bragança wife of the Infante D.Duarte, Duque of Guimarães. The convent had many farms and houses not only in Viana but also around the district.
It had capacity for more than 60 female monks.
The convent was closed in 1901 when only one monk was still alive and living there.
The adjacent 16th-century Mother Church inside the city's castle is ressembling a fortress with its crenellations and pinnacles, has a splendidly carved Manueline entrance and an imponent triple-naved interior.
It is one of the most attractive towns of the Alto Alentejo, where its natural springs have offered an abundant source of water to the region´s dry plains since Roman times.
The abundance of water turns the fields around it into vegetable plots and green farmlands and fills the town´s streets with fountains
Old Evora street sign
This street sign is located near the Mesquita street. Its old and its nice to see how it is still hanging there. It point Evora's direction.
Rua da Mesquita
Old street where in arab times the local mosque was located. You can enjoy the old yellow striped buildings.
City's Arms symbol
This marble symbol is dated from 16th century. This is located in Praça da Republic on the old building of the City Hall where now is the Districtal Library.
Portugal’s bloodless Revolution of the Carnations ends 48 years of rightist dictatorship. This painting represents a memorial of the revolution.
Nossa Senhora d'Aires
Nossa Senhora d'Aires is the focus of one of the most impressive pilgrimages in the South of Portugal. The pilgrimage and fair still take place on the 4th Sunday in September every year.