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“small little ruin”

Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)
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Owner description: The temple, built in the first half of the first century AD. C., which as we can see today, it is completely surrounded by a portico more evident than was the forum of the Roman city, large square that stretched at its greatest extent, in the north-south direction and trace, in following archaeological work done in that area, we know that occupied all the space goes, roughly, the southern boundary of the garden to the Cathedral and the Palace of the Inquisition until Cadaval Palace. Rectangular in plan, with 25x15m, hexastilo (with six columns on its front) and periptero (with free speaker to involve the entire perimeter of the cell), was built in the Corinthian style with use of local materials, marble column bases and in capitals and granite structure of the podium, the pediments and entablature. A wrap it north, east and west in a tank signinum opus (lime mortar, sand and crushed pottery) created a water mirror certainly connected with the cult.
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“small little ruin”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Worth a photo when you pass by otherwise not worth going out of your way. Small little bunch of columns on a side street.

Visited October 2012
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“Amazing it has survived”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

This is a great Roman remain located just behind the Cathedral and quite well preserved comparative to other locations. The columns are definitely stone and not concrete and the grooves are deeper creating a different look than other Roman temples we have seen.

The columns were not pillaged for other projects which we found quite surprising given the centuries that followed of other building in the vicinity and the hill that had to be climbed to deliver other stone used.

There is a great lookout point just behind the temple offering a nice vista of Evora and surrounding countryside. A good vantage point to see the aqueduct in it entire length. There is a small kiosk with tables and chairs to have a break from sight seeing away from the crowds.

Visited September 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Sort of anti-climax”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

I was looking forward to see the ruins of the temple, but when we finally got there, I was disappointed to see this big, ugly ruin standing in the center of the square. All that is left is a few blackened colums that look like they are made of concrete. I just felt it does not fit in with the rest of the rather quaint city.

Visited September 2012
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“Roman structure”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Just very cool to see a Roman structure in Portugal right in the middle of the city with regular life just going about it's business all around it! Prettier at night when lights are eliminating it.

Visited September 2012
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“Beautifully restored”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

The Temple of Diana is in the "middle" of most of the sights in Evora. Seeing the sights for a day visit is very easy to do. The temple was reconstructed beautifully.

Visited September 2012
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