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University of Evora

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Largo dos Colegiais 2, Evora 7004-516, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The University of Evora is the second oldest in the country and it is hosted inside the Colegio do Espirito Santo, which dates mostly to the refurbishments of the 18th century. A Baroque monument it is especially nice to visit the cloister with the fountain...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

School was in session, but we got to see the classrooms, which were the same used since it was built. The classrooms had the old tiles on the walls and you felt like you were back in time. We had a hard time finding the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank keepwell85
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Among the tourist attractions of Evora, the building Colégio do Espírito Santo of University of Evora is a place to be seen. It takes only 1 hour to make a visit, and the building will fascinate you with the first steps you take in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

I wasn't sure I needed to pay three euros to see a bunch of hairy students in their natural environment. However, the buildings are lovely and very well kept. The students do mill around ... I guess it's a bit odd having tourists mingling in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MarkW55
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Looks like when it closed the university for 200 years, the did not renovate. A now they have a gem! Each classroom is a different theme of tiled walls. Best time to go is during lunch break as no classes between 1-2pm. This way you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

Very worthwhile to see the magnificent tile work all around the inside courtyard of the University, and in the classrooms as well. Stunning.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

The self-guided walk around the University was well worth the effort and was one of the highlights for us in Evora. An important part of Evora's history it is filled with beautiful tile work in the hallways and classrooms. Definitely worth the small entrance fee...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank butchcassidysr
Reviewed June 1, 2018

One of the best attarctions in Évora. The building is beautiful, outside and in, and most of the times the college will be functioning normally so you really get a genuine and alive vibe of this ancient institution. It's a MUST see in Évora!!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank José G
Reviewed May 11, 2018

Being in a group, we only had time for a quick outside glimpse of this old and significant university and the neighboring Jesuit church, Ingreja do Espirito Santo. We hope we will be back there in our next visit!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

We were about to pay to visit the university but as we approached the gate we noticed some students who were throwing paper planes at us and shouting something in portuguese while some others next to us made rude comment in English about us being...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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