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Evora is a Portuguese city in the municipality of Evora. As of the 2004 census, Evora had 41.159 inhabitants. Due to its well-preserved old town centre, still partially enclosed by medieval walls, and a large number of monuments dating from various historical periods, including a Roman Temple. Evora is ranked number two in the Portuguese most livable cities survey of living conditions published yearly by Expresso. Evora has a history dating back more than two millenia. Evora is a wonderful city, with a lot of great attractions, many restaurants, accommodations and entertainment venues.
Top Attractions Within Evora
Agua de Prata Aqueduct is the most famous aqueduct in Evora. With its huge arches stretching for 9 km, it was built in 1531-1537 by King Joao III to supply the city with water. The aqueduct was designed by the military architect Francisco de Arruda. The end part of the aqueduct is remarkable with houses, shops and cafes built between the arches. There is also a narrow lane in the historic centre, a well-preserved part of a Roman wall and foundations of a Roman building.
Cathedral of Evora was mainly built between 1280 and 1340, it is one of the most important Gothic monuments of Portugal. The cathedral has a notable main portal with statues of the Apostles and a beautiful nave and cloister. One transept chapel in Manueline and the outstanding main chapel is Baroque.
Palace of Vasco da Gama in Evora is the most famous palace. Vasco da Gama resided here in 1519 and 1524, the dates corresponding to his nomination as the Count of Vidiguieria and Viceroy of India. The Manueline cloister and some of its Renaissance mural paintings are still preserved.
Palace of the Duke of Cadaval. This beautiful palace in Evora has a 17th century façade is constituted in part by an old castle burnt in 1384. It is dominated by the architectural elements of the Manueline-Moorish period and by a tower called Tower of the Five Shields.