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.
Tours to Praca do Giraldo
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Praca do Giraldo Reviews
A Praça do Giraldo é uma das mais importantes da cidade, pois tem comércio ao redor, restaurantes e é um local agradável para passar uma tarde more »Giraldo Square is one of the most important in the city as it has shopping around, restaurants and is a pleasant place to spend an afternoon
A Praça do Giraldo só se torna interessante para quem conheça a história do julgamento e execução de D, Fernando, duque de Bragança, o nobre mais importante do reino às mãos do inteligente e perspicaz... more »Giraldo Square only becomes interesting for those who know the history of the trial and execution of D, Ferdinand, Duke of Bragança, the most important noble of the kingdom at the hands of the intelligent and insightful his brother-in-law, King D.João II who with this act definitively broke the the Middle Ages in Portugal and began the Renaissance.
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