Igreja de São Francisco
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...
About one-fifth of Évora’s residents live within the town’s old walls, some of which are built on top of 1st-century Roman...
For a taste of history, this is a fun visit – Cartuxa is one of the oldest wineries in Alentejo. Run by the well-known local...
Cafe Restaurante Repas
Repas may be nothing special cuisine-wise, but its location near the Igreja São Francisco is pleasant. In summer, this is the spot for...
Praça 1 de Maio · interesting places nearby
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. 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. Legend has it that the Portuguese navigator Gil Vicente is buried here.