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    Religious buildings

    L.go Marquês de Marialva P - 7000 Évora

    This transitional Gothic style cathedral, built in the late 12 and 13C has Romanesque elements, but was completed under the influence of Gothic lines. Its severe façade in pink granite is flanked by two robust towers crowned with conical steeples ere..

  • 2 Convento dos Lóios Interesting

    Religious buildings

    en face du temple romain P - 7000 Évora

    The Loios convent (or convent of St Eloi) was founded in the 15C. The conventional buildings are now home to a pousada. With the exception of the porch, which fronts a Flamboyant Gothic portal, the church façade was modified after the earthquake of 1..

  • 3 Evora University Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Largo dos Colegiais P - 7000 Évora

    The current university occupies the old Italian Renaissance style Jesuit university, which you must visit (16C). The buildings are arranged around the general studies cloister, a graceful courtyard surrounded by a gallery of arcades illustrating the ..

  • 4 Roman temple Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Largo do Conde Vila Flor P - 7000 Évora

    This Corinthian-style temple, built in the 2C, was probably devoted to Diana. The capitals and the bases are made of Estremoz marble, and the bodies of the columns are made of granite. Its longevity owes much to its conversion into a fortress during ..

  • 5 Old city

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Praça do Giraldo P - 7000 Évora

    You can discover the old town on foot. You can wander through its narrow lanes intersected with archways, and its bright white houses with their floral terraces, with modern balconies and paved patios.

  • 6 Rua 5 de Outubro

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. 5 de Outubro P - 7000 Évora

    This is a narrow street that climbs towards the cathedral, bordered by houses with wrought-iron balconies and craft shops. As you pass in front of no.28, an alcove decorated with azulejos will catch your attention.

  • 7 Evora Museum

    Museums and art

    Largo do Conde de Vila Flor P - 7000 Évora

    Displaying works of art and archaeological artefacts, this museum occupies the former archbishop's palace (16 and 17C). Interesting collection of 16C-17C Portuguese School pictures including works by Francisco Henriques (official painter to King Dom ..

  • 8 Paço dos Duques de Cadaval

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. Augusto Filipe Simões 1 P - 7000 Évora

    The palace of the dukes of Cadaval, whose facade was rebuilt in the 17C, was gifted by King João I to his counsellor Martim Alfonso de Melo, mayor of Evora. Kings João III and João V resided there. The north tower was part of the high medieval walls ..

  • 9 Paço dos Condes de Basto

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pateo São Miguel P - 7000 Évora

    Built on the great Roman walls including the tower of Sertorio, this Gothic palace has a façade with gemeled Mudejar windows set in it. Today this fine Gothic architectural complex is the headquarters of the Eugénio de Almeida Foundation, a body dedi..

  • 10 Casa dos Condes de Protalegre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. do Cenàculo P - 7000 Évora

    This is a charming Gothic and Manueline 16C residence, embellished by a patio surrounded by a hanging garden and modern balcony.

  • 11 Casa da Garcia de Resende

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. de São Manços P - 7000 Évora

    Humanist Garcia de Resende is reported to have lived in this 16C house... you will notice, on the first floor, three gemeled windows with Manueline decorations.

  • 12 Moura Gate

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    L.go da Porta de Moura P - 7000 Évora

    This door used to part of the Medieval perimeter wall. You will notice a crucifix in an alcove at the bottom of one of the two towers (the one on the left).

  • 13 Largo da porta de Moura

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    L.go da Porta de Moura P - 7000 Évora

    This picturesque square has two sections to it. In the centre of the largest section you will notice a beautiful Renaissance fountain consisting of a column, surmounted by a white marble sphere. The square is bordered by some attractive houses, inclu..

  • 14 Casa Soure

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. da Misericórdia P - 7000 Évora

    This 15C residence was the palace of the Infante D. Luis. The Manueline style façade has an arcaded gallery dominated by a conical spire.

  • 15 Church of Nossa Senhora da Graça

    Religious buildings

    Largo da Graça P - 7000 Évora

    Built in the 16C in the Italian Renaissance style, this church has a granite façade with a portico with Tuscan columns, classical pilasters - decorated with macaroons and atlases.

  • 16 São Francisco Church

    Religious buildings

    Praça 1o de Maio P - 7000 Évora

    This early 16C church is crowned with castellations and conical spires, some of which are wreathed. Note the Manueline style portal, which is surmounted by a pelican, the symbol of Don João II, and King Manuel's armillary sphere . The interior, with ..

  • 17 Public gardens

    Nature and gardens

    Praça 1o de Maio P - 7000 Évora

    Walking across this garden, located just below Sao Francisco church, you will see a section of King Manuel's palace (16C), most of which has unfortunately been rebuilt, as well as relics from another 16C palace. You will also pass in front of the mar..

  • 18 Fortifications

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Av. Dinis Miranda P - 7000 Évora

    Important relics remain of the three perimeter walls which successively protected the town. In particular, you will see some remains of the Roman perimeter wall from the 1C, which was reinforced by the Visigoths in the 7C between the palaces of the d..

  • 19 Ermida de São Bras

    Religious buildings

    Av. Dr Barahona P - 7000 Évora

    This is a curious fortified 15C church, with cylindrical buttresses topped with pepper pot roofs. The chancel, with a polygonal lay out, is surmounted by a cupola on squinches.

  • 20 Convento de São Bento de Castris

    Religious buildings

    P - 7000 Évora

    The walls of the Manueline style church are covered in 18C azulejos illustrating the life of St Bernard, and the Gothic capitulary hall is decorated with some Renaissance elements. The 16C Portuguese-Moorish style cloister has preserved its originali..

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