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Évora Castle/Palace

The palace is readily identified by two massive stone towers that have pointed battlements. These towers, once part of a medieval castle that protected the town, were later incorporated into this former residence of kings João I and João IV. A small ground-floor gallery contains historic documents, paintings, and the unusual Flemish-style bronze tomb of Rui de Sousa, a signatory of the Treaty of Tordesillas. In 1494 the treaty divided the world into two spheres of influence: Spanish and Portuguese.

Castle/Palace

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Largo do Conde de Vila Flor
Évora, Évora  7000, Portugal

967-979763

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Rate Includes: €4, €8 for combined ticket with the adjacent Igreja de São João Evangelista

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