The twelfth century cathedral crowns the historic section of Evora. It's towers and battlements make the building appear fortress-like. It was begun in 1186 in the Romanesque style and completed by 1250 with Gothic elements, so Se retains features of both styles. The two towers aren't identical - another feature that makes this church so appealing. Note the carvings of the twelve apostles on either side of the arched doorway into the church.
The nave is lined with chapels and altars. One very gilt baroque altar is devoted to the pregnant Virgin, an unusual subject. The chapels on either side of the main altar are also interesting and some are open to visitors. We didn't take the tour of the towers, but people tell that it's pretty exciting to view the city from the top.
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