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Ranked #1 of 105 attractions in Evora
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Category: Historic Sites; Geologic Formations; Cultural
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Owner description: The walls and pillars of the chapel, built in the century. XVII, are lined with thousands of human bones and skulls. Ceilings... more » Owner description: The walls and pillars of the chapel, built in the century. XVII, are lined with thousands of human bones and skulls. Ceilings with murals realtivas death. Written on a plaque next to the door, the phrase "We bones that are here for your hope", reminds us how fleeting passage through life « less
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Owner description: The Duke of Cadaval Palace Church, called Saint John the Evangelist, is considerd to be one of the most beautifull private... more » Owner description: The Duke of Cadaval Palace Church, called Saint John the Evangelist, is considerd to be one of the most beautifull private churches in Portugal. The Saint John the Evangelist Church was founded in 1485. You enter by a Gothic porch of the fifteenth century along with a tombstone-shaped canopy, with the inscription of its foundation and with the coat of arms of its founder, D. Rodrigo de Melo, 1st Earl of Olivenza. The nave has Gothic ribs and is covered with abeautiful and excepcional collection of tiles, by the painter Antonio de Oliveira, dated 1711 and signed by the author. On the floor of the church can see the tombs of the Dukes of Cadaval and their ancestors. At the center of the church you can admire two of the many curiosities of this church, a crypt with the bones of the monks of the convent of Lóios and an Arabic cistern - the church was built on the ruins of an Arab castle, destroyed during the riots in favor of the Master Avis in 1384. The wall of nave has a tribune of the seventeenth century, beautiful example of architecture of this century, built by the 1st Duke of Cadaval, Dom Nuno Alvares Pereira de Melo.The spectacular main altar is in the Mannerist style, transition from the Renaissance to the Baroque. The images represent St. John the Evangelist. The walls are covered with polychrome tiles of the seventeenth century. The Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament has a golden altar of the eighteenth century with a renaissance of the sixteenth century tomb, belonging to Don Francisco de Melo, adviser to John III. The construction of this tomb is attributed to the French architect Nicholas Chanterene. On the other wall of this chapel is the tomb of Manuel de Melo, Governor of Tanger. « less
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Owner description: When visiting Évora, known as the "Museum City of Portugal," you will find the Roman Temple of Diana, erected in the second... more » Owner description: When visiting Évora, known as the "Museum City of Portugal," you will find the Roman Temple of Diana, erected in the second century. « less
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Ranked #8 of 105 attractions in Evora
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This 12th century Roman-Gothic cathedral is home to valuable christian object: wood that is said to be from Christ's cross.
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Ranked #10 of 105 attractions in Evora
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
This picturesque central square is adorned with medieval arches and is an ideal place to relax and do some people-watching.
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Ranked #14 of 105 attractions in Evora
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  • Out of Place 10/21/2014
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  • Reminded Me... 10/21/2014
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Ranked #26 of 105 attractions in Evora
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: At the Watch Museum are patent 2.200 mechanical pieces, dated since XVII century. The visitants will found different types of... more » Owner description: At the Watch Museum are patent 2.200 mechanical pieces, dated since XVII century. The visitants will found different types of pocket and wrist watches, but also hundreds of clock. One of the rooms is dedicated to the portuguese clock.En el Museo del Reloj estan patentes cerca de 2.200 piezas mecánicas, desde el siglo XVII hasta el presente. Los visitantes pueden encontrar diferentes tipos de relojes: de bolsillo, de la muñeca, sino también cientos de relojes de salón y de mesa. Un de los salones está dedicado solamente a los relojes portuguéses. « less
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