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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  • A very active part of the central Evora. You can shop around this area, stop at the tourist info office and have a cup of coffee. A great place to sit and watch the world go by.  more »
  • Cool fountain in the central area of Évora. Cool little fountain but nothing spectacular. It is in the middle of a nice little area surrounded by shops and restaurants. Probably bustling during...  more »
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