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Museu de Evora

Largo do Conde de Vila Flor, Evora 7000-804, Portugal
+351 266 730 480
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Interesting collection

Evora Museum is beautifully located and has a variety of collections, including Roman tools... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeroen V
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Halle, Belgium
A Good Collection of Unexpected Treasures

I spent an hour and a half on a rainy afternoon wandering through this museum. I assumed that there... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
VWriter
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Los Gatos, California
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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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Largo do Conde de Vila Flor, Evora 7000-804, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Evora Museum is beautifully located and has a variety of collections, including Roman tools, artefacts and memorial stones, medieval statues and tombs and paintings, mostly from the golden age of Portugal. Audio guide is free and since the entrance fee is quite low for the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent an hour and a half on a rainy afternoon wandering through this museum. I assumed that there would be plenty of Roman artifacts and maybe, even a few Celtic relics as Evora had its beginnings in Celtic culture and later was a major...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The day we visited, there were many art students sketching in all parts of the museum. They did manage to fill most of the available seats. Inside a 16th century archbishop's palace, the interior of the museum is very sleek and modern. Most of the...More

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Reviewed November 15, 2017

A wide-ranging collection of objects from the region. Stand-outs are the Flemish paintings and the Roman archeology. Lots of church stuff, furniture, art, etc.

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Reviewed October 24, 2017

There were a lot of great pieces in the museum from paintings to sculptures related to ancient Portuguese history

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

The information on the artifacts was pretty good. It wasn't a huge collection and there wasn't a lot of information on display, but it's a nice visit.

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Reviewed August 5, 2017

This was the best small museum that I visited in Portugal and Spain. There is a huge variety of artifacts, archeology, painting, sculpture and history. I was surprised at how few people were there and how extensive the collection was. It gives you a great...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

A must see. No lines and total freedom to see world history up and close. We all loved it. Art, sculptures, tombs, and an archeological display will leave you speechless.

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Reviewed June 21, 2017

This museum is so well done: the historical information is spot-on, the arrangement of everything from Neolithic, Roman, Moorish, and later artifacts to paintings and religious objects is excellent. Definitely use the audio guides that are available in several languages.

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Reviewed June 20, 2017

This is essentially a city museum and tried to position Evora in terms of larger settlement and migration patterns. It is small but interesting to see how Evora evolved. The main focus is on the Roman period and the artefacts are largely from that period.

Thank Geoffrey E
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