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Evora Historic Center
It has a copious collection of edifices spanning 2,000 years, from Roman to relatively recent times. If you count the Neolithic monoliths just outside of town, the period increases to over 6,000 years. And many of the constructions are well-preserved for their age.
Fourteen Corinthian columns of this first century ruin still stand boldly (see photo).
Imposing both inside and out. Dates from the 12th century.
Chapel of Bones
This ossuary in St Francis church is decorated with skulls, bones, and (if that were not enough) hanging mummified corpses.
in or near Evora
They include: University (marvelous architecture) Grace Church Giraldo Square Almendres Cromlech (monoliths) Aqueduct Narrow cobblestone alleys.
And some convents have been converted into interesting inns and small hotels.
You'll see a variety of design elements including Baroque, Gothic, Manueline, Moorish, Renaissance, and Romanesque.
Evora is about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Lisbon, making its historic center a popular day trip destination. But if you have the time, stay overnight - there's so much to see and experience.
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