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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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Description: The collections of the Museum of Evora consist of about 20 thousand...
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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Museums are always worth a visit, they have something of interest where ever you are, you have got to look at this one

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
York, United Kingdom
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Woodbine, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This museum includes artifacts from Ancient Paleolithic graves, the Roman era, the Moorish occupation, and the Medieval period.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Museums are always worth a visit, they have something of interest where ever you are, you have got to look at this one

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Besides the archeological collection going back to Roman times there is an impressive display of Portugese painters that were influenced by the Flemish and Italian masters but that definitely hold their own.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I just visited today! This beautiful museum contains well presented highlights from important churches, convents and royal houses, as well as ancient archeological finds and elegant remains of moorish culture. The unusual (to me) connection between Portugal and Flemish painters is revealed and explained (in English wall texts) in a surprisingly rich selection of paintings. One is a portrait of... More 

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Alcacer do Sal, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This collection of mostly stone antiquity is beautifully displayed. The age of the items shown is amazing. However, I would have liked to see more other items, such as pottery, glass and jewelry from the period.

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Lenox, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Found this to be a worthwhile place to visit as we learned about the history of Evora. We enjoyed seeing the collection of paintings and testiles

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Not as rich a collection as the one in Coimbra but still a very good collection. The collection of paintings on the 1st floor is really spectacular. Well worth a visit!

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

very well displayed, the content is of medium interest, but certainly worth the visit , notably the upper floor with the painting section

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful and very complete museum for a town this size. As many exhibits from the iron age, bronze age, romans, moors and middle ages. The audio guide really helps and is inluded in the admission of 3 euro. Right across the street from the roman temple. Must see in Evora....in my opinion top attraction in the town.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This is a good little local museum that highlights some of the key artefacts and arts of the area. The free audio guides are invaluable to help you know what you're looking at -which can sometimes be a problem even in tourist areas. Plenty to see from the prehistoric and Roman eras as well as some rather nice Flemish paintings.... More 

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