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Find out about the interesting Alentejo culture in these manifestations of history in its people and places. Our traditions clearly show the presence of other peoples throughout the centuries.

We present you museums, theatres, cultural centres. And show you why UNESCO keeps an eye on Alentejo.

Aldeia da Terra – Pottery handicraft in Evora

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Aldeia da Terra (Clay Village), in Évora, has this name because it is made of clay and because it is the artistic representation of any village in this peculiar land which is the Alentejo. So, to visit Évora (and the Alentejo) is also to visit Aldeia da Terra. It became a must visit site for those who go through the streets in the historic city …

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Cante Alentejano, polyphonic singing from Alentejo, Portugal – UNESCO

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Cante Alentejano is part of the strongest traditions of Alentejo, together with Alentejo cuisine and Alentejo wine. What wonderful traditions we have here to show you! When people listen to Cante, it becomes part of them. They feel a little bit “alentejanos” when they listen to the powerful voices of choral groups, which reach their souls. That is why Cante is now on the Unesco …

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Evora museums list

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Evora museums tell the story of the city and Alentejo, Portugal. These museums are places where the past is shown on exhibits. But, in many cases, also on the walls of important buildings which witnessed hundreds of years go by slowly. The museums of Evora are perfectly integrated in the historical centre. This allows you to visit some of them while you also explore the …

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Cultural Centre Forum Eugénio de Almeida

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Forum Eugénio de Almeida is one more of the many reasons to visit Evora. Almost all of them are related to the history which has made Evora a world heritage site in the centre of the amazing nature of Alentejo, not forgetting its gastronomy and wine production. But we also have modernity in Evora. Forum Eugénio de Almeida is an innovative space dedicated to the …

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Evora Museum, Museu Evora

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Evora Museum is one of the most important in the city. So, it was remodelled in 2009. The façade looks amazing but inside was where the greatest modifications were made. Right now, Evora Museum has a few collections and an exhibition space at the same level as some museums throughout the world. Walking to high part of the city will get you to Evora Museum. …

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Garcia de Resende Theatre, Teatro Garcia de Resende

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Teatro Garcia de Resende is a theatre with a name which honours a Renaissance important figure in Portugal (born in Evora) who was a poet, a chronicler, a designer and an architect. It is one of the best representations in the country of what we can call “Italian-style theatres”. José Ramalho Dinis Perdigão, owner of Garcia de Resende Theatre, started its construction in October 1881. …

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