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Museu de Evora

Largo do Conde de Vila Flor, Evora 7000-804, Portugal
+351 266 730 480
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Regional Museum

A wide-ranging collection of objects from the region. Stand-outs are the Flemish paintings and the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Thomas V
Oakland, California
nice selection

There were a lot of great pieces in the museum from paintings to sculptures related to ancient... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Blairstown, New Jersey
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The collections of the Museum of Evora consist of about 20 thousand pieces, which highlight the collections of Painting, Sculpture and Archaeology. Besides the aesthetic value and historical importance of many works, the only condition is the panorama of museums in Portugal, the fact that its core come from an eighteenth-century collection of great diversity and inclusiveness, organized by Frei Manuel of the Upper Room, Archbishop of Evora. It is in the organization of the collections system, in order to articulate all fields of knowledge, which expresses the thinking Library-Museum and its educational function in the second half of the eighteenth century in Portugal. This initial condition and this universalistic core also part of the collections of Numismatic unfortunately looted during the French invasions, the collections of drawings and prints, and the core of Naturalia, where they meet several specimens of Natural Sciences. The extinction of the religious orders contributed significantly to extend the estate, benefiting from the collections of Painting and Sculpture, and Decorative Arts with the constitution of several nuclei important as jewelery, ceramics, furniture and textiles. Conducting numerous archaeological excavations during the twentieth century, especially on the Prehistory and Roman times, has enriched the Museum's collection, deepening the relationship with the history of the city and the region.
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  • Average7%
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Largo do Conde de Vila Flor, Evora 7000-804, Portugal
+351 266 730 480
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wide-ranging collection of objects from the region. Stand-outs are the Flemish paintings and the Roman archeology. Lots of church stuff, furniture, art, etc.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 24 October 2017

There were a lot of great pieces in the museum from paintings to sculptures related to ancient Portuguese history

Thank JTL07825
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The information on the artifacts was pretty good. It wasn't a huge collection and there wasn't a lot of information on display, but it's a nice visit.

Thank Chandra G
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This was the best small museum that I visited in Portugal and Spain. There is a huge variety of artifacts, archeology, painting, sculpture and history. I was surprised at how few people were there and how extensive the collection was. It gives you a great...More

Thank terere2
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

A must see. No lines and total freedom to see world history up and close. We all loved it. Art, sculptures, tombs, and an archeological display will leave you speechless.

Thank JFigstah
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This museum is so well done: the historical information is spot-on, the arrangement of everything from Neolithic, Roman, Moorish, and later artifacts to paintings and religious objects is excellent. Definitely use the audio guides that are available in several languages.

Thank Crantraveler
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is essentially a city museum and tried to position Evora in terms of larger settlement and migration patterns. It is small but interesting to see how Evora evolved. The main focus is on the Roman period and the artefacts are largely from that period.

Thank Geoffrey E
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Having been to a lot of museums in Portugal, this one was very good. It had a good amount of historic context as well as an audio guide in English. The famous altar pictures are fantastic and rival the ones in Lisbon.

Thank BrooklynScruffs
Reviewed 13 May 2017

3-floor-museum with free audio guide, museum also for free on a Sunday for Portuguese or residents in Portugal. the audio guide is well done and explains a lot. Easy to spend a few hours in there

Thank Ludovica006
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This museum is right across the plaza from the Roman Temple. It has a lot of nice paintings and sculptures. We spent about 45 minutes there. Most of the signs are not in English or Spanish so we could not read most of it, but...More

Thank Mark M
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