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Igreja de Sao Francisco

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Praca 1 de Maio, Evora 7000-656, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

we didn't actually visit the cathedral per se (plus we've seen hundreds worldwide, so moved on). Also, the panorama of Evora and environs is better from the Evora Cathedral than Sao Francisco. That being said, 3 other features: Chapel of the Bones - Small but...More

Thank wwglobetrotr
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's pretty church....i guess i've seen so many. This one is a marriage between Gothic and Moorish style. The insides are pretty ornate with a lot of gold leaf. Loved the gothic ceiling and the side alcoves. The attached museum has some pretty old works...More

Thank TennisgalGreenBay_WI
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is in the Gothic style and has been renovated recently so looks really modern from the outside. The main alter is lovely and richly ornate.

Thank Liketorome
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I had already gone to Évora twice and I recognize the need for restorations, but I think that the exterior of the church was changed from the original, losing the charm it had before. The interior is very well preserved and very beautiful.

Thank Caio M
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The royal Igreja Sao Francisco is a 15th century church with a gothic cloister housing and housing the Centre for Traditional Arts.It is well decorated inside and located in Francisco's Square close to the Public Garden and the city walls in peaceful surroundings. Why is...More

Thank vayudoot
Reviewed 25 June 2018

An impressive building very unassuming on the outside but with a marvellous interior superbly decorated. The twelve side chapels built between the buttresses are stunning and there is also a gallery of religious artifacts and paintings now housed in the space previously occuppied by the...More

Thank FWontheroad
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Amazing view from the top! Also the bones in the church are stunning! Every person gets really impressed with the bones!!!

Thank Vanessa N
Reviewed 15 June 2018

A stunning national monument best know for the chapel of bones. If your in or nearby Evora you should pop in here. The church is beautiful and I guess overlooked as most come to see the chapel of bones only, however I think both deserve...More

Thank ALCBS
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

I am not religious, but this was breathtaking. It is impeccable restored and the statues are incredible. Free to visit, and worth 30 minutes of your time.

Thank EatsAnything905
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Obviously the famous chapel adorned with thousands of bones was a prime reason to visit. We didn't find this morbid or creepy, it's somewhat facinating and spurs thoughts about how the locals must have felt when the monks dug up their ancestors bones and carted...More

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