This is the best known part of the historical centre of Évora and probably the most photographed also.
On the left side, we can see a perspective of the Temple of Diana. Probably built in the 3rd Century AC, nobody knows exactly which divinity it was devoted to. Later, in the 4th or 5th Century AC it was destroyed, probably during the persecutions against Paganism. Today it is, for sure, one of the most visited monuments in Évora and also its ex-libris.
In front, we have the tower of the Cathedral. It’s really worthy a visit. Half fortress, half temple, it has an amazing combination of Romanesque and Gothic elements. It’s also possible to go up till the terrace or even till the tower and enjoy an amazing view of the city.
Then, on the right, we have another building; it’s the Museum of Évora.
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marom (467) 2006-09-16 8:08
This is an amazing place and frankly, I did not know that such places were in Portugal. I greatly like such kind of architecture and your photo is interesting as it is showing past and present worship places. Very interesting
MIG13 (0) 2006-09-21 9:57
Olá, Ana! Gosto muito da perspectiva e da composição dessa foto, pois não é um cartão postal óbvio, como normalmente ficamos tentados a fazer. Évora é dos lugares mais fascinantes que já visitei e sua foto faz justiça ao fascínio que ela desperta. Beleza! Abraço! Miguel.
paura (47166) 2006-11-05 7:05
Incrível fotografia, Ana. Seu excelente POV permite observar essa maravilha de arquitetura. O muro de pedras em primeiro plano e a torre são lindíssimos.
batalay (33903) 2008-10-16 14:12
I am always happy to see Classical ruins, especially in sites where I previously did not know about. I like the composition very much. In the name of constructive criticism, I would recommend making the column on the right slightly more plumb, rotating it slightly. If you don't regard it as meddling, I would like to post a ws.