Evora Museum, Museu Evora

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.

Evora Museum
Evora Museum Facade

Walking to high part of the city will get you to Evora Museum. This is where you will also find Evora Cathedral and Evora Roman Temple.

Created in 1915, the museum started exhibiting workpieces from Evora Public Library director, Dr. Augusto Filipe Simões, who (during the 1870s) collected Roman, Visigothic and Arab pieces which were part of D. Manuel Palace, the Roman Temple and Giraldo Square.

The existing collections have been gathered over time and later divided into several sections open to the public.

Evora Museum rooms
Evora Museum room

The most important pieces of Evora Museum are a set of 13 panels which represent the Life of the Virgin and 6 smaller panels representing the Passion of Christ, painted in mid-14th century by unknown artists from Bruges School. However, inside the museum, there are more paintings by other renowed artists: Francisco Henriques, Garcia Fernandes, Mestre do Sardoal, Theniers, Avercamp, Avelar Rebelo,…

Among other pieces, you can also see Roman statues and aras votivas (stones erected in memory of someone), tombstones of medieval times, the ceramic tile of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary, Limoges,…

Evora Museum has more than 20.000 objects of the most distinct themes, which makes it one of the most important in Portugal. The paintings have a prominent place on the first floor. The building itself is very beautiful inside too.

Museum Evora
Evora Museum paintings

There are also interesting temporary exhibitions that make a visit to Evora Museum something even more special. Other than that, a few events may even take you to other fabulous destinations in Alentejo, Portugal.

Evora Museum - Information
Address and MapOpening TimesPrice
Address: Largo Conde de Vila Flor, 7000-804 Évora
Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00 (last admission at 17:30)
Closed on Mondays, Easter Sunday, January 1, May 1, December 25
Average visitation time: 45 minutes

Visitors with reduced mobility will need an escort to help climb the steps at the entrance but inside Evora Museum you have all the conditions circulate and there are lifts/elevators and adapted toilets.

Adults: 3€
Family tickets: 4.5€ couple with, at least a minor child

Group tickets: 15-30 – 2.85€; 31-50 – 2.70€, +51 – 2.55€

Free admissions

Sundays and holidays until 14:00, Children under 14


Pensioners (1.50€), students holding a student card (1.50€), visitors with disabilities (50%)

Guided tours: Price of admission + 1€ per person

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