Évora: Historical Tour

Historical Tour

1 – PRAÇA DE GIRALDO (Giraldo Square). Central Square within the historical center. Arcades, shopping, and church of Sto. Antão (XVI cent). Fountain and 5 de Outubro Street (arts and craft, restaurants and accommodations).



2- CATEDRAL DE SANTA MARIA (St. Mary’s Cathedral). Monumental Roman-Gothic building (XIII-XIV cent.). Cloister and Sacred Art Museum.



3 – LARGO CONDE VILA FLOR (Conde de Vila Flor Square). Ruins of the Roman Temple (Ist cent.). City Museum, Public Library, Loios Church and Convent (Pousada) (XV-XVII cent.). Palace of the Earls of Cadaval (XVI cent.). Horse and carriage tours.



4 – CASTELO VELHO (Old Castle). Late Roman walls (Old wall). S. Miguel Chapel. Palace of the Earls of Basto (Private). Streets of Freiria de Baixo and de Cima.

5 – UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA / COLÉGIO DO ESPIRITO SANTO (University / Jesuit College). Holy Spirit Church (XVI cent.). Main cloister and the classrooms (XVIII cent.)


6 – LARGO DA PORTA DE MOURA (Moura´s Square Gate) Towers from the Roman Gate. Manuelina – Mudejar window from the house of Garcia de Resende (XVI cent.). Cordovil Manor House with a Mudejar balcony (XV-XVI). Misericordia Street. Mudejar balcony from Soure Manor House (XVI cent.). Shopping, services, restaurants.


7 – PRAÇA DO SERTÓRIO (Sertório Square). City Hall building (XIX cent.). Roman Baths (II, III cent.). Salvador Church and Convent. D. Isabel Arch (gate from the late Roman period). Arts and craft, shopping, accommodation, services.

8 – IGREJA DA GRAÇA (Church of Graça). Renaissance façade (XVI cent.). Convent Cloister (private). Caraça bystreet.


9 – LARGO DE S. FRANCISCO – PRAÇA 1º DE MAIO (S. Francisco’s Square). Royal church of S.Francisco (XV- XVI cent.). Gothic Cloister. Chapel of the bones (XVII cent.). Palace of D. Manuel. Municipal market(XIX- XX cent.). Centre of Traditional Arts (former arts and craft museum).

10 – PUBLIC GARDEN (XIX cent.). Palace of D. Manuel (surviving building from the monumental residence of the Portuguese Kings) (XVI cent.). Lost ruins (XIX cent.)With architectural Mudejar elements (XVI cent.). Medieval Walls (XIV cent.). Sixteenth-century fortress.


11 – AQUEDUTO DA ÁGUA DE PRATA (Silver Water Aqueduct) (XVI cent.). Monumental (1533-37). Rua do Cano, Porta Nova, Rua do Salvador e Rua Nova. Giraldo Square fountain, Porta de Moura Square, Avis Square, Rossio de S. Brás. Water Tank from Rua Nova.

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