Evora: what to see, places to go and sights

Travel Guide Evora, what to see in the town of Portugal, places and monuments to visit, the Cathedral, the Roman Temple and the church of San Francesco.

Monuments of Evora

Evora, Portugal pretty town and capital of Alentejo Unesco World Heritage Site, has a number of monuments and buildings of great historical and artistic value. The population grew around a Roman temple, probably dedicated to Diana and erected in the second century AD. In front of his columns arise the old Convento dos Loios and the Church of St. John the Baptist, a good example of Gothic Manueline.

Places to visit in Evora

Evora Sé of twelfth and thirteenth century, is classified as an example of early Gothic. In the two towers that overlook the porch shows the figures of the twelve apostles. Particular emphasis on the inside have the main chapel, the organ in oak and the many collections that constitute the Treasury of the Cathedral, of which the most precious piece is the wooden statue of the Virgin of Paradise.

In the Church of San Francesco is the Chapel of Bones, formed by columns covered tibias, femurs and skulls of monks lived here that, together with the arcs between them, creating a macabre atmosphere but the original can surprise the tourist. Also a visit to the walls of Evora, the churches of the Holy Spirit and of Gracia, reflecting the influence of Italian Mannerism, the Municipal Museum, which houses objects from the Roman and paintings by the Portuguese, the Royal Palace of Don Manuel, where was appointed Admiral of the Fleet the famous navigator Vasco de Gama.