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Praca do Giraldo

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Address: Evora, Portugal
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This picturesque central square is adorned with medieval arches and is an...

This picturesque central square is adorned with medieval arches and is an ideal place to relax and do some people-watching.

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Giraldo Square and City Center Walking Tour of Évora
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Full-Day Private Tour: Evora World Heritage Sites
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8-Hour Semi-Private Évora City and Vineyard Tour

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Fascinating history. Don't eat at outdoor in-square restaurant unless you have lots of time.

This square has amazing history and if you have a guidebook to give you info, it's worth sitting here and reading all about it. There are numerous churches, fountains and other... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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white plains NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This square has amazing history and if you have a guidebook to give you info, it's worth sitting here and reading all about it. There are numerous churches, fountains and other historical elements in this large square in Evora and learning about the city's history, all of which can be summarized in this one amazing spot, is fascinating - from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Praca do Giraldo is the central square of Evora, you see all the streets going from it like rays of the sun

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the main square in Evora city, Portugal. While it is small compared to other European squares, there are decent cafes and shops onsite with some interesting attractions nearby (i.e. Roman Temple). I think it is worth a visit once in Evora.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Giraldo is the main square in Evora. While it's not like those in other bigger cities it's charming in its own right.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We used the plaza mostly to help orient ourselves to the twisting, confusing streets. There were a few benches that were mostly filled with locals and lots of busy shops and restaurants nearby.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Atmospheric central square. Good spot to start exploring the city. Cafes and restaurants around and lots of small craft shops close by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

lovely square with lots of people watching and great place to have a beverage, buy some roasted chestnuts, check out the tourist information and get some great photos

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

eat and drink and enjoy observing all the people while you set your agenda for Evora´s web of streets an architectural and cultural cornucopia. head for Rua da Freira de Chima at the end turn right under the arch and walk down Rua da Freira de Baixo. You end up at Casa de Garcia de Resende. look for the Manueline... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

A perfect spot to stop in the middle of touring the town to have lunch, dessert, cafe', beer or wine. Many different choices, and sometimes musicians playing nearby. Was warm so the shade was most welcome too. Lots of visual architecture and people watching from this vantage point.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Friendly, accessible and with numerous patio restaurants where you can have a light meal (especially good for lunch) or a drink, it's very enjoyable and totally worth a visit or two.

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