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Museu de Evora

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Address: Largo do Conde de Vila Flor, Evora 7000-804, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 266 730 480

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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Free of charge on a Sunday with free audio guides keeping the kids entertained as an added bonus. Enjoyable visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Free of charge on a Sunday with free audio guides keeping the kids entertained as an added bonus. Enjoyable visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum is located just across from the Temple of Diana in Evora and is definitely worth the visit for anyone with any interest in history, archaeology and art. The Roman artifacts are well arranged and explained, and the content surrounding the art explained the role of Flemish art in Portuguese painting. Very happy we were able to go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Lovely small museum. Very well curated with a manageable collection telling the story of the history of Evora through the centuries. We visited on a rainy Saturday and were surprised by how few people were there. Very affordable and definitely worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Archeology has not been a carefully practiced field for long in central Portugal. This museum has a great repository of Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Roman and Medieval artifacts, but is a bit low on interpretation. Most of this is because careful records weren't necessarily being kept on personal collections that form the basis for the exhibits. That said, it is better to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

This museum is just the right size. The displays are presented well. The audio guides are available in several languages and are very instructive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Museu de Evora is located in front of the Diana temple. Beautiful during the day and at night. A must-go place to take beautiful pictures.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

This museum had a number of interesting artifacts from the region. It is small and one can see everything under and hour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Very nice museum, definitely worth a walk through. It was very quiet when we visited after lunch and the displays are professional.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

I was surprised that this museum houses a lot larger collections of historic and art work pieces than I expected. You should spare at least 1 hr to see only the highlighted pieces. To cover it might take more than 3 hours. The interesting ones are Roman-period collection and paintings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016

As others have noted, the museum has quite a few Roman artifacts and a lot of sacred art. You can only look at so many chunks of steles and dolorous Virgins without glazing over, but we found that focusing on the works featured in the free audio guide allowed us to limit our observations and truly enjoy this wonderful collection.

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