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. Praca do Giraldo is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • Upon arriving in Evora, my wife and I first stopped at the main square, better known as Praça do Giraldo. This is a spacious square that has restaurants, cafes, small shops and a variety of stores...  more »
  • A bright and busy square, with restaurants, shops, a church and fountain. Central to the old walled city, the square has an old-world feel and many amenities close at hand.  more »

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