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Museu de Evora

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Address: Largo do Conde de Vila Flor, Evora 7000-804, Portugal
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The collections of the Museum of Evora consist of about 20 thousand pieces,...

The collections of the Museum of Evora consist of about 20 thousand pieces, which highlight the collections of Painting, Sculpture and Archaeology.

Besides the aesthetic value and historical importance of many works, the only condition is the panorama of museums in Portugal, the fact that its core come from an eighteenth-century collection of great diversity and inclusiveness, organized by Frei Manuel of the Upper Room, Archbishop of Evora.

It is in the organization of the collections system, in order to articulate all fields of knowledge, which expresses the thinking Library-Museum and its educational function in the second half of the eighteenth century in Portugal.

This initial condition and this universalistic core also part of the collections of Numismatic unfortunately looted during the French invasions, the collections of drawings and prints, and the core of Naturalia, where they meet several specimens of Natural Sciences.

The extinction of the religious orders contributed significantly to extend the estate, benefiting from the collections of Painting and Sculpture, and Decorative Arts with the constitution of several nuclei important as jewelery, ceramics, furniture and textiles.

Conducting numerous archaeological excavations during the twentieth century, especially on the Prehistory and Roman times, has enriched the Museum's collection, deepening the relationship with the history of the city and the region.

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huge interesting museum

3-floor-museum with free audio guide, museum also for free on a Sunday for Portuguese or residents in Portugal. the audio guide is well done and explains a lot. Easy to spend a... read more

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Seregno, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

3-floor-museum with free audio guide, museum also for free on a Sunday for Portuguese or residents in Portugal. the audio guide is well done and explains a lot. Easy to spend a few hours in there

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

This museum is right across the plaza from the Roman Temple. It has a lot of nice paintings and sculptures. We spent about 45 minutes there. Most of the signs are not in English or Spanish so we could not read most of it, but still we enjoyed the art.

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Winter Springs, Florida
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a wonderful little museum with a lot of history and displays, from actual Roman Marble Artifacts, to prehistoric slate art. The prehistoric items are interesting and there is a general collection of items from art to furniture to jewelry There are 3 floors of exhibits including some ruins that the museum was built over. You will not get... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

Not a must see but there are some ancient head stones as well as local paintings and religious art. The audio tour is a little dry, but free.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

My wife and I went to see the Roman Temple in Evora and spotted this museum. We figured it was worth a visit. We ended up spending three hours there. There were very few visitors and a lovely audio guide to help you appreciate the (mostly) Roman artifacts on display. Evora is a beautiful small city in which to wander.... More 

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Signal Hill, California
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

A beautiful city museum of historical objects, sculptures, paintings, etc. An excellent audio tour headset is provided with the modest entry fee.

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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Free of charge on a Sunday with free audio guides keeping the kids entertained as an added bonus. Enjoyable visit.

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Reviewed 3 November 2016

This museum is located just across from the Temple of Diana in Evora and is definitely worth the visit for anyone with any interest in history, archaeology and art. The Roman artifacts are well arranged and explained, and the content surrounding the art explained the role of Flemish art in Portuguese painting. Very happy we were able to go.

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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely small museum. Very well curated with a manageable collection telling the story of the history of Evora through the centuries. We visited on a rainy Saturday and were surprised by how few people were there. Very affordable and definitely worth it.

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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Archeology has not been a carefully practiced field for long in central Portugal. This museum has a great repository of Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Roman and Medieval artifacts, but is a bit low on interpretation. Most of this is because careful records weren't necessarily being kept on personal collections that form the basis for the exhibits. That said, it is better to... More 

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