Top attraction sights in Evora II

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We continue our journey in this part of Portugal, determined to discover the stories behind Top attraction sights in Evora. You will soon find out for yourself that one day is not enough to fully cover all the architectural and historical wonders of Evora. And since we do not have a lot of time on our hands, we decide to stop and admire the Palace of Vasco da Gama, Gra?a Church and the Palace of the Dukes of Cadaval. I hope you will enjoy the trip.

Palace of Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama is without any doubt a symbol of Portuguese conquerers, a symbol of the Golden Age, a true hero for the Portuguese people. You will discover in many Portuguese cities statues, palaces and monuments dedicated to this important Portuguese personality. Vasco Da Gama lived in this palace for a short period of time but the building still keeps some of his personal belongings for exhibition. The Palace impresses the tourists with its unique elements of Manueline style and Renaissance mural paintings.

Gra?aChurch

Graca Church is known by the art admires as the most important Renaissance master piece in the entire Alentejo region and among the first building created in this style in Portugal. The church, founded in the 16th century by the order of King D.João II is made up of dark granite. The church impresses with the classical figures which can easily be detected on the columns. You will find this astonishing edifice on Travessa do Landim Street. Unfortunately, you can only admire Graca Church from outside because the public does not have access inside.

Palace of the Dukes of Cadaval

This palace is actually a remnant of a former one that was burnt in the 14th century during a people’s revolt. What you presently see is actually a façade rebuilt in the 17 century. The style that dominates this architectural wonder is of course Manueline. Some of the most important people of that time lived in this palace. From the governor of Evora to the royal family and even D. Francisco de Melo, a representative humanist, the palace of the Dukes of Cadaval was highly appreciated during the medieval times. Inside the palace, tourists can admire valorous collections of portraits and sacred art from the 16th century.

Since Evora is only one hour and a half drive from Lisbon, it could be a perfect destination for a day trip. There are so many things one can do here that you will want for sure to prologue your trip. Thus, it is better to create your own top attraction sights in Evora in order to save as much time as you can.

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