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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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  • Giraldo square is the city's main square. Is not too large and is a commercial place, with shops and two or three cafes/restaurants.
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  • Easy to reach, the praça do Giraldo is the main point of the historic centre of Évora. We try to have lunch in the restaurants put their tables in the center of the square but didn't work: there were pigeons on the tables and many consumers. We finished lunch in one of the alleys that arrive to the square. Beautiful the Church of Santo Antão.
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  • Walled city very beautiful. Narrow streets, its countless tents, wine houses, beautiful church, capela dos ossos, Temple of Diana, a lot of culture, a lot of interesting information. Pousada dos Loios must be visited, beautiful building with beautiful staircase is a fantastic furniture! Visit the Church belonging to a particular family with fairly simple Palace but that is part of the history of the city. As always, unmistakable architecture prevail Moura civilization!
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  • 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.
  • Totally love the city. Painted in white and yellow. Its so medieval and beautiful
  • The central square of the town. A climatic place to hang out in and experience the magic of Evora. The free Wi-Fi next to the fountain is also a big plus.
  • Very nice square, central to Evora, excellent meeting point.
  • The center of the lovely city of Évora! Really cool place with lots of sightseeing to do in a walking distance!
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