Praca do Giraldo, Evora
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, Evora Edition.
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Tours to Praca do Giraldo
Evora The World Heritage Medieval City Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $52
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From Lisbon Évora Private Tour Full Day BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $52
Duration: 8 hours
Praca do Giraldo Reviews
Em meio as caminhadas do centro, pare, descanse em uma das mesas e contemple os prédios históricos! Uma Sangria Gelada ou um caf´-e com pastel de natas ... e se preferir ainda, dá para almoçar, o que ... more »Amid the center walks, stop, rest at one of the tables and contemplate the historic buildings! A cold Sangria or a CAF ´-and with cream pastel... And if you prefer, you can have lunch, which is no shortage of options.
Praça dentro dos padrões para a cidade. Lojinhas, cafés . Estivemos no mês de maio e o sol e o calor estavam insuportáveis! more »Square within the standards for the city. Lojinhas, cafes. We were in the month of May and the sun and the heat were unbearable!
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