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“Provides a nice overview of the history and quirkiness of Evora”
Review of Museu de Evora

Museu de Evora
Ranked #12 of 145 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.
Greater London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Provides a nice overview of the history and quirkiness of Evora”
Reviewed July 25, 2014

From graces of Christian conquerors that are unearthed in the heart of the museum, to the funerary monuments (both real and faked--clearly identified as such) and the art on the second floor, this museum provides a sense of the city's history and pride in its artists.

Visited July 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Amazing Collection”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

This could be easily overlooked but is worth a bit of your time. There are objects well over 2000+ years old. You learn more about the history of Portugal.

Visited July 2014
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

A wonderful surprise: an excellent museum with free audio guide; one floor of sculpture from Roman period onwards and one floor of paintings including some fine Flemish works.

Visited April 2014
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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“First rate”
Reviewed April 12, 2014

This is definitely something you will want to see in Evora, for it has artefacts from every phase of Evora's history, and many of them are perfectly beautiful.

Visited April 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Many pieces of interest”
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.

Visited January 2014
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