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Museu de Evora

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Address: Largo do Conde de Vila Flor, Evora 7000-804, Portugal
Phone Number: 351266730480

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2016
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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Our group of 4 was totally amazed that a city the size of Evora would have such a wonderful museum. Full of great relics and original artwork. We'll worth a visit and the modest entry fees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

After visiting the archaeological sites of megaliths and dolmen near Evora it was excellent to see the artifacts collected and the audiotour was very helpful as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Do not miss this museum ! Although it is not a large museum it has some very nice specimens of statues (and other assets) from the roman period and an impressive collection of paintings . The museum is also a very good example of a modern and very organized one . The displaying and the lighting of the pieces and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I visit it many years ago (2012), many many roman statues and remains are to be seen in this museum. If you are not into that kind of stuff, you wont need more then an hour to walk through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

It was very easy to spend 90 minutes here .there is a nice diverse collection, and it is well worth admission price.

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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

O Museu de Évora. This museum is in the old Episcopal Palace and date from the 18th century, next to the Sé Cathedral in the middle of the historical centre of Evora. On the front side you have the temple of Diana, the garden of Diana and the Library all on the same location, and is so it can be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Very interesting prehistoric pieces, ok Roman remains and not the sort of art I personally like but definitely worth a look and very reasonable.

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