Igreja de São Francisco
Capela dos Ossos
One of Évora’s most popular sights is also one of its most chilling. The walls and columns of this mesmerising memento mori (reminder...
Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Graça
Down an alley off Rua da República is the curious baroque facade of this church, topped by four ungainly stone giants – as if they’ve...
Rota do Fresco
Offers fascinating cultural tours led by an art historian to local baroque sites filled with frescos and azulejos (hand-painted tiles)....
Set in the cloisters of the old Palácio Barrocal, this bohemian cafe and drinking spot has outdoor tables, hipster wait staff and...
Cafe Restaurante Repas
Repas may be nothing special cuisine-wise, but its location with outdoor tables facing the Igreja São Francisco is pleasant. In summer,...
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Igreja de São Francisco information
Évora’s best-known church is a tall and huge Manueline-Gothic structure, completed around 1510 and dedicated to St Francis. Legend has it that the Portuguese playwright Gil Vicente is buried here.
Exuberant nautical motifs celebrating the Age of Discoveries deck the walls and reflect the confident, booming mood of the time. It’s all topped by a cross of Christ’s order and dome.