Historic Centre of Évora, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SUp3rFM & Cruella
N 38° 34.373 W 007° 54.451
29S E 595167 N 4269946
Quick Description: Take sometime to stroll in the magnificient historic center of Évora, in Portugal.
Location: Portugal
Date Posted: 9/18/2006 1:39:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMQTB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tervas
Views: 79

Long Description:
This museum-city, whose roots go back to Roman times, reached its golden age in the 15th century, when it became the residence of the Portuguese kings. Its unique quality stems from the whitewashed houses decorated with azulejos and wrought-iron balconies dating from the 16th to the 18th century. Its monuments had a profound influence on Portuguese architecture in Brazil.

The Roman Temple, commonly called Diana Temple, was built in the 1st century, probably dedicated to the Cult of Emperor Augustus. The temple was incorporated into a mediaeval building and thus survived destruction. It's the image that represents this city.

You can read some info about Évora here: (visit link)
Type: Site

Reference number: 361

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