Évora and the Alentejo

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  • 1. Convento de Nossa Senhora da Conceição

    Museum/Gallery

    Facing a broad plaza in the oldest part of town, the Convent of Our Lady of the Conception was founded in 1459 by the parents of King Manuel...Read More

  • 2. Igreja de São Francisco

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    After the Sé, this is the most impressive of Évora's churches. Its construction in the early 16th century, on the site of a former Gothic chapel...Read More

  • 3. Igreja de São João Evangelista

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This small church next to the former Convento dos Lóios, which is now the Pousada dos Lóios, houses one of the most impressive displays of 18th...Read More

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    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this breathtaking cathedral was constructed in 1186 from huge granite blocks. It has been enhanced over the centuries...Read More

  • 5. Sinagoga

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A Jewish community is believed to have existed in Castelo de Vide since the 12th century, and reached its peak in the 15th century, bolstered...Read More

  • 6. Biblioteca Municipal

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This former convent houses the municipal library, the town archives, and an art gallery with interesting temporary exhibitions about the city...Read More

  • 7. Capela de Rainha Santa Isabel

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Across the street from the Castelo de Estremoz, Queen Isabel's personal chapel is a striking, richly decorated enclave lined with azulejo tiles....Read More

  • 8. Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Assunção

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The 16th-century Church of Our Lady of the Assumption at the head of the town square, the Praça da República, has an impressive triple-nave...Read More

  • 9. Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Graça

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A splendid piece of classic Italian-style architecture, this church represents the first breath of the Renaissance in provincial Portuguese...Read More

  • 10. Igreja de Misericórdia

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Extremely simple on the outside, the interior of this 16th-century church is lined with large azulejo panels in massive gilt frames depicting...Read More

  • 11. Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Assunção

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Set in the middle of a garden facing Largo da Trindade, this 15th-century church combines a variety of architectural styles, featuring elements...Read More

  • 12. Igreja de Santo Antão

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Note the striking white Renaissance facade of this church, which stands near the fountain at the north end of Praça do Giraldo. A medieval hermitage...Read More

  • 13. Igreja Matriz

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Rising from the slopes above the river are the 12 white towers of Mértola's 12th-century house of worship, built on the ruins of a Roman structure...Read More

  • 14. Igreja Matriz de Montemor-o-Novo

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This church has a splendid Manueline doorway, 17th-century altar pieces, and an 18th-century organ crafted in Italy. Near the front of the church...Read More

  • 15. Sé de Portalegre

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    About 400 meters north of the castle lies Portalegre's cathedral, a 16th-century church and the town's most prominent landmark. The 18th-century...Read More

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