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Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora)

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Nice church, next to bones chapel

Church is good for a visit, but next to the church, there is the bones chapel. This is very... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Rich in detail

Great find, stunning detail in design and each station/area of the church dedicated to different... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Robert D
North Vancouver, Canada
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“tile work”(5 reviews)
“next door”(2 reviews)
The Duke of Cadaval Palace Church, called Saint John the Evangelist, is considerd to be one of the most beautifull private churches in Portugal. The Saint John the Evangelist Church was founded in 1485. You enter by a Gothic porch of the fifteenth...more
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Rua Augusto Filipe Simoes, Evora 7000-845, Portugal
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Church is good for a visit, but next to the church, there is the bones chapel. This is very special to see,,,

Thank WimD94
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Great find, stunning detail in design and each station/area of the church dedicated to different events or saints.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Beautiful church, free admission. The bone temple is next door. There is a fee for the bone chapel but well worth the admission fee.

Thank deanndasilva1966
Reviewed 3 June 2018

This was my second visit to Portugal in less than 3 years because I love the Portuguese tiles so much - especially when they are in lovely churches. The tiles and the church are really lovely and well preserved.

Thank MA9065
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Sao Joao church is unique in that the main interior is covered in beautiful blue tile work - something I've never seen before. It is a compact structure with a small chapel in behind that contains remnants of the original Roman wall. Make sure to...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 3 May 2018

This church is also known as the Church of the Cadaval Palace. The palace is next to the church. Construction began in the 15th century and underwent a restoration in the mid-1950s. Portugal is renown for its painted ceramic tiles known as "azulejos." This church...More

Thank Eitleoir
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Lots of beautiful art inside including stunning tile work, some of the best we've seen in Portugal. Not a big church, much is understated. Go to see the tile.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We thought the 7 euros each entry was a bit steep but you do also get entry to the palace next door. The real highlight is the church though - the blue and white azulejos are just stunning. It was pretty empty when we visited...More

Thank davidandmel
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This is a beautiful church - we found it almost by accident. It is much more ornate than the cathedral. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank ToffeeCambs
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

It's a church you must see when visiting Evora. Great azulejos inside. You must see with your eyes and not with your camera. Small but beautiful.

1  Thank Eric B
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