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Praca do Giraldo

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Address: Praca do Giraldo, Evora, Portugal
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This picturesque central square is adorned with medieval arches and is an...

This picturesque central square is adorned with medieval arches and is an ideal place to relax and do some people-watching.

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A gathering place

We spent time sitting at this square watching the locals also sitting about visiting with each other, shopping, eating at the outdoor patios. The policias are present, walking... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Marilyn D
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Toronto
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked around the square but as city squares go in Europe this one is average. However we really enjoyed walking on all the streets that run off the square. Also the church at one end of the square is worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent time sitting at this square watching the locals also sitting about visiting with each other, shopping, eating at the outdoor patios. The policias are present, walking around and chatting with the gents.

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Thank Marilyn D
Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Evora is one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal. Small city but very beautiful. And praça do Giraldo is where everything can start. The center of Evora and a nice place to relax. Beautiful place nice view and relaxing. A lot of cafes and restaurants in and near that place. Tourism point is also there

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white plains NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This square has amazing history and if you have a guidebook to give you info, it's worth sitting here and reading all about it. There are numerous churches, fountains and other historical elements in this large square in Evora and learning about the city's history, all of which can be summarized in this one amazing spot, is fascinating - from... More 

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Praca do Giraldo is the central square of Evora, you see all the streets going from it like rays of the sun

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Trinidad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This is the main square in Evora city, Portugal. While it is small compared to other European squares, there are decent cafes and shops onsite with some interesting attractions nearby (i.e. Roman Temple). I think it is worth a visit once in Evora.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Giraldo is the main square in Evora. While it's not like those in other bigger cities it's charming in its own right.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We used the plaza mostly to help orient ourselves to the twisting, confusing streets. There were a few benches that were mostly filled with locals and lots of busy shops and restaurants nearby.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Atmospheric central square. Good spot to start exploring the city. Cafes and restaurants around and lots of small craft shops close by.

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Tillsonburg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

lovely square with lots of people watching and great place to have a beverage, buy some roasted chestnuts, check out the tourist information and get some great photos

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