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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 #8 of 102 Attractions in Evora
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The collections of the Museum of Evora consist of about 20 thousand pieces, which highlight the...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: 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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Lagos, Portugal
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
70 helpful votes 70 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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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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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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