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Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)
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$84.30*
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Alentejo Wine Region and Évora Day Trip from Lisbon
Ranked #3 of 145 things to do in Evora
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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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“Worth seeing”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Great to see ruins up closed, without hoards of tourists. Easy walking distance from centre of old city. Has a nice lookout and cafe next to it.

Visited June 2013
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“Honey, there's a Roman monument in the backyard”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

OK, let me say first of all that I did not go to Evora in order to see its Temple of Diana. But of course you can't miss it - it is right in the middle of the complex that features the city's cathedral and some of the most beautiful churches, a city park, etc. It struck me as rather odd - you turn around and there it is. There are no barriers, there's no placard with an explanation of it.

I see it as another example of the richness of culture in Portugal - things are well-preserved and hopefully appreciated, but there is so much that there isn't always the space or time or money to make something special of each sight.

Visited May 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“Roman architecture”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Considered one of the best examples os roman architecture in Portugal, it really is impressive, and deserves a good look around and to appreciate the roman legacy.

Visited July 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Very interesting structure”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

Just having a look at the ruins of this Roman Temple is delightful. Nearby there are various museums and a great view of the land surrounding the city. The nearby cathedral is also very much worth a visit.

Visited June 2013
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“Meh”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Evora is not a big town so be sure to walk by this site and see it for a few minutes. It is kind of cool to be walking through a more modern part of the city with it's shopping district and then all of a sudden you see the ruins of a 2000 year old temple smack in the middle of a little square. Other than that it is pretty unremarkable though and they have very little in the way of description on it's history or raison d'etre.

Visited May 2013
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