Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), Evora

4.1
#2 of 99 in Historic Sites in Alentejo
See the remains of the ancient Roman Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), with a preserved base and columns carved out of granite and marble, positioned at the center of a public square. This two-millennia-old religious structure stands 9.7 m (32 ft) tall and 25 m (82 ft) wide, and was originally surrounded by a reflecting pool. Built mainly for religious purposes, the site was historically used also as an execution point and a slaughterhouse. View its 14 original granite Corinthian columns with decorative marble capitals, sturdy enough to have withstood the destructive earthquake of 1755. Arrange your visit to Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Evora using our Evora vacation route planner.
Create an itinerary including Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
2,609 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • August 19, 2017
    I was in recovery at the time of the visit to the city which does not allow to have a rigorous evaluation of the monument.
    View original
  • August 19, 2017
    It is curious to see how in an area we find that is made a ruin and on the opposite side columns are still standing. Note that there has been a restoration work just to maintain the Monument standing. Not specifically go to Evora to see specifically this, but it is one plus point to visit Evora. Next to it there is a garden area with good views of the aqueduct (in the distance).
    View original
  • August 18, 2017
    A spectacular view, too bad the temple be in the works. Difficult to park the car. Spot clean. Very beautiful Cathedral. Typical Street.
    View original
Google
  • a wonderful place to wander and see the structure of this fantastic Roman temple ,nice coffees shops nearby to relax..Watch the time of the buses returning to Lisbon when not hiring a car cause you might stuck in the bus station..
  • Nice Roman relics. I've been to Rome recently so I'm not that impressed. The garden in front is nice.
  • The Roman temple ruins was a great place to visit in Evora. In the park next to it there is a Nice little kiosk you can sit at and enjoy the temple view.
  • Unexpected find, with a catholic church on one side, Inquisitor center on another. Very historical site if you know what to look for. The Inquisitor's house is not highlighted very often. When I was there was closed (Monday)
  • A great stop and a short ride from Lisboa. I wan't aware of this first-century historic landmark prior to my visit. The Roman Temple of Évora (Templo romano de Évora), also referred to as the Templo de Diana (albeit wrongly).

Plan your trip to Evora

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Evora

Take advantage of Evora's array of ancient and historical sites by staying in one of the many mid-range hotels located within its medieval core. Thanks to a mix of Roman, Moorish, and later European buildings, the entire center is listed as a World Heritage Site, so this area provides a great base for sightseeing by foot. To save a little on accommodations, you can also check into one of the hostels in town, most of which are located in the city center or on its winding residential streets that branch off from the main squares. These usually have shared, dorm-style rooms, but can get you right in the midst of the action at a very low cost.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Evora by other users

18 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM IRELAND November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM FINLAND October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM GERMANY October, culture, relaxing, romantic, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM UKRAINE September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans