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Museu De Evora

Address: Largo Conde de Vila Flor, Evora 7000-804, Portugal
Phone Number: +351266 702 604
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Ranked #5 of 105 Attractions in Evora
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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  • French first
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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116 reviews 116 reviews
38 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I would definitely recommend a visit to the Evora Museum. The displays are excellent with informative commentary in both Portuguese and English. Evora is awash in history: medieval history, Roman history, megalithic history. You should spend days exploring it all, but a visit to the museum will help give a more rounded perspective on how all the historical puzzle pieces... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A wonderful architecturally interesting building combining modern structure with ancient walls, the collection was terrific and quite extensive for a small museum. You can walk around at your own pace, and the staff were very helpful. A must see in Evora.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The best paintings are 15th &16th century Flemish ones and so the best strategy is to ascend to the first floor and do the pictures first. The rest of the museum is well set out, but the displays are of variable interest and quality. The palace has been beautifully restored and is a treat in itself.

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Virtually no visitors in this great museum. Go so you can see for yourself what 1000s are missing as they wander outside to see the Temple of Diana [what little is left]. Do spend an hour or two here.

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stratford uk
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Very well spaced exhibits and well labelled in English.A beautiful building with roman and prehistoric exhibits as well as later artefacts.Religious Art upstairs.Very well worth a visit.Air conditioned and facilities.Reduction for retired folk.(reformada)

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Leitrim, Ireland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Went there two days running, because I stupidly missed one of the most fascinating sections - the prehistoric collection downstairs. Among some great displays perhaps the most memorable were the carved stone plaques that evoke owls, costumed figured, etc. The lady kindly waived the charge for our repeat visit. Small enough museum not to leave you dizzy.

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évora
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

the new and attractive display and the richness of the patrimony. I loved the amazing group of more than 10 pannels representing Our Lady's life. They belong to the flemmish school of art and were created in the XVI century. Remarkable are also the examples of Roman architecture .

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Burnaby
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106 reviews 106 reviews
36 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We didn't expect it to be this good. Its bigger and super well presented. It is also free sundays between 10 am and I believe 2pm. It takes no more than an hour but showcases a number of neolithic finds and more recent roman discoveries. Nice art displays too with old and new intermixed. Would recommend without question

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New Delhi, India
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

From graces of Christian conquerors that are unearthed in the heart of the museum, to the funerary monuments (both real and faked--clearly identified as such) and the art on the second floor, this museum provides a sense of the city's history and pride in its artists.

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New York City, New York
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199 reviews 199 reviews
90 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This could be easily overlooked but is worth a bit of your time. There are objects well over 2000+ years old. You learn more about the history of Portugal.

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