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Évora Cathedral
Location Largo do Marquês de Marialva e Largo Dom Miguel de Portugal
7000-809 ÉVORA
District:Évora
County :Évora
Parish:Évora (Sé e São Pedro)
Contacts Tel:266759330
Fax:266702950
Email:pastoral@diocese-evora.pt

Seen from afar, Évora Cathedral is the main element of city skyline with its towers and side façades covered by battlements, resembling a fortress church, which it was indeed. It was built in from the end of the 12th century to the 13th century. It is considered one of the biggest Middle Age Episcopal temples in Portugal. Recently, some mural paintings were found, which has valued the cathedral even more. The Gothic style part of the cathedral was built later and it is particularly monumental. The Apostles’ representation in the portico stands out as one of the most grandiose ones in Portuguese Medieval art. Also worth mentioning are Manueline style cupola; the main chapel, a Neoclassic masterpiece; the excellent light game provided by the use of black and white marble or the sculpture décor, allegedly created by Bellini.

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Responsable: Instituto Português Património Arquitectónico e Arqueológico

Year of construction: 1186

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Responsable: Instituto Português Património Arquitectónico e Arqueológico

Year of construction: 1186

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

Localização Largo do Marquês de Marialva e Largo Dom Miguel de Portugal
7000-809 ÉVORA
Distrito:Évora
County:Évora
Parish:Évora (Sé e São Pedro)

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

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