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Museu de Evora

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Address: Largo Conde de Vila Flor, Evora 7000-804, Portugal
Phone Number: 351266730480
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The collections of the Museum of Evora consist of about 20 thousand pieces,...

The collections of the Museum of Evora consist of about 20 thousand pieces, which highlight the collections of Painting, Sculpture and Archaeology.

Besides the aesthetic value and historical importance of many works, the only condition is the panorama of museums in Portugal, the fact that its core come from an eighteenth-century collection of great diversity and inclusiveness, organized by Frei Manuel of the Upper Room, Archbishop of Evora.

It is in the organization of the collections system, in order to articulate all fields of knowledge, which expresses the thinking Library-Museum and its educational function in the second half of the eighteenth century in Portugal.

This initial condition and this universalistic core also part of the collections of Numismatic unfortunately looted during the French invasions, the collections of drawings and prints, and the core of Naturalia, where they meet several specimens of Natural Sciences.

The extinction of the religious orders contributed significantly to extend the estate, benefiting from the collections of Painting and Sculpture, and Decorative Arts with the constitution of several nuclei important as jewelery, ceramics, furniture and textiles.

Conducting numerous archaeological excavations during the twentieth century, especially on the Prehistory and Roman times, has enriched the Museum's collection, deepening the relationship with the history of the city and the region.

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Interesting exhibit on Neolithic artifacts

After visiting the archaeological sites of megaliths and dolmen near Evora it was excellent to see the artifacts collected and the audiotour was very helpful as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After visiting the archaeological sites of megaliths and dolmen near Evora it was excellent to see the artifacts collected and the audiotour was very helpful as well.

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not miss this museum ! Although it is not a large museum it has some very nice specimens of statues (and other assets) from the roman period and an impressive collection of paintings . The museum is also a very good example of a modern and very organized one . The displaying and the lighting of the pieces and... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visit it many years ago (2012), many many roman statues and remains are to be seen in this museum. If you are not into that kind of stuff, you wont need more then an hour to walk through.

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Tehachapi, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

It was very easy to spend 90 minutes here .there is a nice diverse collection, and it is well worth admission price.

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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

O Museu de Évora. This museum is in the old Episcopal Palace and date from the 18th century, next to the Sé Cathedral in the middle of the historical centre of Evora. On the front side you have the temple of Diana, the garden of Diana and the Library all on the same location, and is so it can be... More 

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Mold, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Very interesting prehistoric pieces, ok Roman remains and not the sort of art I personally like but definitely worth a look and very reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I have recently reviewed Casa Romane del Celio in Rome, Italy and noticed how this beautiful place was spoiled by hosting an exhibit of contemporary art. Opposite is true for the Museum in Evora where ancient art of the Roman and medieval periods coexist with superb presentation of two contemporary artists: Pedro Fazendo and Helena Calvet. Both artists are well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This little museum has an amazing collection of artifacts- predominantly Roman, but, as other reviewers have noted, it contains medieval, pre Roman and some 16th-19th century art. The captions are mostly in Portuguese and English, but you can get a great audio tour which is in several languages. The glass walkways on the first floor were effective, giving a nice... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

This is a small museum with amazing artifacts. The captions are few in number and not great so it would be helpful to have a good guide book or guide to explain what you are seeing. The artifacts from the megaliths are amazing but not really explained well in their cases. Do not miss amazing captions of the tombstone of... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

The Museum of Evora contains an outstanding collection of Roman artifacts. It also contains pre-Roman, Moorish, and others. It is mostly an arquelogical museum, but it also contains a nice collection of 16th to 18th century European art.

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