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“Many pieces of interest”
Review of Museu de Evora

Museu de Evora
Ranked #12 of 148 things to do in Evora
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 29, 2014

This museum has a couple of floors of fantastic pieces dating across many eras. Marble pieces are extremely well preserved. Entrance is free.

Thank 1602Bernadette
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

the museum is spead out over quite a large area and on several levels giving you an insite the many differing cultures that have taken over evora.

Thank vstrom1000dl
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

The light, layout and tiles are gorgeous, but even with the markers translated into English, you don't know what you're looking at and why. Just 'Roman gravestone, x century'...was it found here? What's the story?

I found out later that amazing artifacts from a neolithic grave near town are held here but they weren't even labeled as such!

Much work to be done here to provide a fulfilling museum experience.

Thank shezswan
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

We had heard, both in reviews and in the writings of one of Portugal's great writers Jose Saramago, that this is a very respectable museum for being in such a small city. Well, I beg to differ. First of all, it does, yet indeed, have some nice holdings. But the size of the collection is modest, and there wasn't anything that made our visit memorable. On the other hand, the rest of what we saw in Evora - the Igreja de Sao Joao Evangelista, the Universidade, the Cathedral - was quite memorable.

So I guess what I am saying is you could skip this museum and you would not miss much.

Thank Charming_Karl
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

The museum is beautifully presented and covers the breadth of the heritage of ancient little Evora. For archaeology buffs, it is a must. Be sure to visit the paleolithic and megalithic collection downstairs.

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