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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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Best museum in town

The Museum of Evora contains an outstanding collection of Roman artifacts. It also contains... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2015
cstansfield
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Rockville, Maryland
Not essential

A few interesting artifacts but probably just need to have a quick walk around. However if you are... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2015
GibChatterbox
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Gibraltar
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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 November 5, 2015

The Museum of Evora contains an outstanding collection of Roman artifacts. It also contains pre-Roman, Moorish, and others. It is mostly an arquelogical museum, but it also contains a nice collection of 16th to 18th century European art.

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Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

A few interesting artifacts but probably just need to have a quick walk around. However if you are short of time don't bother.

Thank GibChatterbox
Reviewed October 28, 2015

One of the many amazing sights to see in Evora and there are so many, it can be like travelling back in time at some points, love this city

Thank JednSasha
Reviewed October 23, 2015

The displays are not very imaginative. We went as a follow-up to our tour of the megalithic sites, and only found the artefacts from the dolmen with some difficulty.

Thank Fergs85
Reviewed October 20, 2015

Our main purpose to visit this museum was to see artifacts taken from the Almendres Cromlech. Nothing else was very impressive. Just another museum.

Thank Lusitanopuro
Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Although there is a lot of Roman up to X bio century artifacts there is also quite good quality oil paintings, all religious inspired.

Thank Bdh26
Reviewed October 17, 2015

Some Neolithic beads, some Roman marble fragments (1 nice Roman bust), dim portraits of dim 19th century bourgeoise and the usual suffering saints. Nothing really outstanding. Check your change when you buy a ticket. I was short changed here, as well as at the Bone...More

Thank RamblingDude A
Reviewed October 8, 2015

There was practically no-one in the museum when I was there. I don't know whether that is normal or not, but it made it easy to navigate around. Apart from the remarkably sullen and grumpy cashier, this museum is delightful. A free audio guide makes...More

Thank Crumbedsav
Reviewed October 3, 2015

This museum has a good collection of ancient Roman artifacts, marble reliefs and jewelry dating back to the Roman Times.

Thank JHMTTL
Reviewed October 2, 2015

Wide variety of antiquities and paintings and built over ruins which have been opened up for viewing.

Thank Stacey M
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