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Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)

Largo do Conde de Vila Flor | Dentro da Muralha, Evora 7000-804, Portugal
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The temple, built in the first half of the first century AD. C., which as we can see today, it is completely surrounded by a portico more evident than was the forum of the Roman city, large square that stretched at its greatest extent, in the north-south direction and trace, in following archaeological work done in that area, we know that occupied all the space goes, roughly, the southern boundary of the garden to the Cathedral and the Palace of the Inquisition until Cadaval Palace. Rectangular in plan, with 25x15m, hexastilo (with six columns on its front) and periptero (with free speaker to involve the entire perimeter of the cell), was built in the Corinthian style with use of local materials, marble column bases and in capitals and granite structure of the podium, the pediments and entablature. A wrap it north, east and west in a tank signinum opus (lime mortar, sand and crushed pottery) created a water mirror certainly connected with the cult.
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Largo do Conde de Vila Flor | Dentro da Muralha, Evora 7000-804, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The main advantage of this 1st-2nd century temple is that it is relatively uncrowded compared to places like Rome and Greece. You can walk right up to it and see the columns closely. There is no explanation about it on-site and scholars disagree if it...More

Thank carollo5280
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is located in the city center; no special bookings needed if you are in Evora. Quite impressive to see this ruin that withstood the rest of time.

Thank flyme2themun
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

These are, from what we heard, the most preserved roman ruins of the whole Portugal. You must see them by night.

Thank Bernatchez
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have scaffolding to prevent people from climbing up and around, but there are lots of good vantage points for photos!

Thank Geoffrey E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressive monument but it's hard work to discover the history as no information is available at the monument. Definitely worth seeing and the setting in the square with the cathedral and the pousada is attractive and nice to spend some time in, but the...More

Thank JasperTues
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a remarkable place...just walking in the streets of this city you are transported back in time. Looking at the churches, architecture and buildings you are overwhelmed by the past and how it has prevailed to our day

Thank Mae-and-Abdulla
Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is a top sight of Evora and a great place to visit around sunset with its adjacent garden. It was so well-preserved because it was encased in Medieval construction and used for years as a slaughterhouse among other things. You can't go into...More

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's worth seeing, though compared to Evora other attractions it's about middling. But it's location next to the Pousada and Ducal palace means there is much more to see.

Thank carol c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like many ancient monuments, this one owes its survival to a series of fortuitous events (the columns were walled in) and how fortunate that was: the Corinthian columns are exquisite and their location next to the cathedral ideal.

Thank Epices6
Reviewed 1 week ago

What left of this Roman ruin is very nice. This is located in in the historic district.. It is a short walk from all attractions. Across the strret there is a small park. This is very pleasant. At night, the temple is lit and very...More

Thank lobbmcfarloand
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