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Giraldo Square, Praça do Giraldo

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In Evora, all streets lead to Giraldo Square, Praça do Giraldo in Portuguese. It has been like this since its construction, in 1571/1573. This is where you will end up walking to. And where you will want to sit on a terrace and have a drink. Giraldo Square is an icon paying tribute to Fearless Geraldo Geraldes, the man who conquered Evora from the Moors …

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Evora walls, Medieval Ramparts

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Evora Walls are one of the wonders of the city and they have the power to take us to immemorial times. They are classified as National Monument in Portugal since 1922 and are part of the historic centre of Evora World Heritage Unesco. Évora is one of the few Portuguese cities that, through times, has maintained its old walls nearly untouched. King Afonso IV ordered …

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Roman Baths in Evora Town Hall

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Evora Roman Baths were probably built between the 2nd and 3rd centuries. They were discovered at the end of 1987, when archaeological excavations were being made in the oldest part of Evora Town Hall building, in Largo do Sertorio. Like every person living in Evora might have predicted. When we have excavations in the historic centre, we always find more remains of the past. These …

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Evora Library

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Evora Library, or Evora Public Library, is an imposing building on the top part of the city, where other monuments were also built. You will surely find it when you explore the historic streets. It opened in 1666 with the objective to be the Colégio dos Moços do Coro da Sé (college for the choir boys of the cathedral), according to an idea of the …

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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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Evora Town Hall

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Evora Town Hall is not only the stage of political activities but also of discoveries of its architecture during visits from tourists and people who live in town. The building of Evora Town Hall is an old palace and invites you in. Since the beginning of the creation of the municipality, the political decisions were not always made here, in Praça do Sertório (Sertório Square), …

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Agua de Prata Aqueduct, Aqueduto da Água de Prata

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Agua de Prata Aqueduct in Évora (Aqueduto da Água de Prata) is, for its size, one of the most impressive monuments in the city. It doesn’t let us forget the ingenuity required to provide the people in Evora with water since ancient times. For that and other reasons, it is considered a Portuguese National Monument since 1910. The construction of Agua de Prata Aqueduct was …

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