Museu do Évora
Évora’s cathedral looks like a fortress, with two stout granite towers. It was begun around 1186, during the reign of Sancho I, Afonso...
Opposite the Évora Museum are the remains of a Roman temple dating from the 2nd or early 3rd century. It's among the best-preserved...
Convento dos Lóios
The former Convento dos Lóios, to the right of Igreja de São João, has elegant Gothic cloisters topped by a Renaissance gallery. A...
At the Associação de Estudantes da Universidade de Évora, this is the main central student hang-out with a laid-back atmosphere.
Vasco da Gama Cafetaria
This laid-back place has a menu which seems to have been translated by one of its student patrons – it has some amusing menu...
Museu do Évora information
Lonely Planet review
Adjacent to the cathedral, in what used to be the archbishop’s palace (built in the 16th century), is this elegant museum. The cloistered courtyard reveals Islamic, Roman and medieval remains. In polished rooms upstairs are former Episcopal furnishings and a gallery of Flemish paintings. Most memorable is Life of the Virgin , a 13-panel series originally part of the cathedral’s altarpiece, created by anonymous Flemish artists working in Portugal around 1500.