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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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  • The square is huge, with lots of light and with distinct architectural traits, suffers from lack of the same activities. Has the same tourism spot, restaurants and ATMs.
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  • Central square in Évora where is situated the office of tourism, the Church of S. Antonio and the start of the ascent to the Cathedral and the Palace of Diana. There are terraces on the central square where we sat down to rest, have a drink and watch the people go by. Very nice.
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  • Main point of Évora, everything converges to it. Great photos and trade options for tourism. Nice atmosphere
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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 .