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Praca do Giraldo, Evora

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Largely responsible for Evora's designation as a World Heritage Site, the medieval Praca do Giraldo remains the city's social center. Once the setting for some of the region's most violent historical events, the spacious square witnessed thousands of gruesome executions during the Spanish Inquisition. Today, this lively public space attracts tourists with its alfresco cafes and restaurants, which serve regional specialties in a relaxed, urban atmosphere. Surrounding the elegant plaza you can see some of the country's finest examples of Gothic and Romanesque architecture, including a cathedral where explorer Vasco de Gama had the flags of his ships blessed before setting off on his famous trip to India. To visit Praca do Giraldo and other attractions in Evora, use our Evora vacation builder.
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  • Who comes to Evora and don't know the town is surprised by the beauty of this Alentejo, especially when Pearl discovers on your inside this square of great beauty and mystery. The Giraldo converges tradition, enchantment and magic, surrounded by several trade options, gastronomy and lots of history. Not to be missed!
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  • To walk through the historic center of Évora necessarily passes by the Praça do Giraldo, which concentrates in itself and in the streets around a part of Commerce City. The architectural complex is well maintained, but the Church has no major attractions. If you see a pound dropping a lot of smoke, are sellers of roasted chestnuts. Worth trying!
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  • Historic square that allows us to circulate very calmly and safely. Beautiful font in your interior. Leisure area to sit and enjoy, while you drink a good red wine, Alentejo.
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  • The main square where people meet up and enjoy their moments. Sometimes, there are concert and events. Don't forget to drop by! 😊
  • Centre of Evora City. It's a very big square where people meet by the end of the day to talk and have a walk! Very safe!!
  • Great central location to launch into other parts of Évora. Also plenty of cafes to enjoy sunset on the square.
  • We enjoyed a surprise concert by Kabakan one evening here. The square is a wonderful place to relax and soak up the ambiance of Evora.
  • A lively main square where you can have a coffee and eat chestnuts while viewing people come and go .