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Museu de Evora

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Address: Largo Conde de Vila Flor, Evora 7000-804, Portugal
Phone Number: +351266 702 604
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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Lots of stuff to see from Neolithic to the late middle ages. Reasonable entrance fee includes audio guide.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Lots of stuff to see from Neolithic to the late middle ages. Reasonable entrance fee includes audio guide.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

If you like museums...... there's plenty here to look at covering the history of the city from Roman times. The only trouble is it takes so long to look at everything that you are quite weray and footsore at the end! Free audioguides were provided in English.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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128 attraction reviews
348 helpful votes 348 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This was a wonderful and really cheap museum with all the information about Évora's history dating from the Romans and Medieval times.

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Lagos, Portugal
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Stunningly amazing!!! Well priced and given a hearing device to explain most exhibits, and there are many. You'll see statues, old restored art as if it was newly created. You would not expect to see anything like this in a small city like Evora. The pride in preserving the heritage here is a no brained once you visit this awesome... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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37 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
20 reviews 20 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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