Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), Evora

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One of the oldest buildings in the city, the Gothic Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) forms part of a complex of historical buildings that are on the World Heritage List. This building, the largest medieval cathedral in the country, features two eye-catching towers, each with a different conical spire. The building's cloisters, completed in the 14th century, include marble statues of the four evangelists and a polychrome statue of the Virgin Mary. Take the cloisters' spiral staircase to reach the upper story, which offers unobstructed views of the cathedral complex and the surrounding landscape. After you see the view from the top, descend to the cathedral museum, noted for displaying a 17th century reliquary encrusted with 840 diamonds and 402 rubies. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) and many more Evora attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Evora trip planning website.
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  • This was a great place to visit on two ways - firstly you can climb the narrow circular stairs to the roof and take in the views of the area as well as see the masonry up close. The inside of the... 
    This was a great place to visit on two ways - firstly you can climb the narrow circular stairs to the roof and take in the views of the area as well as see the masonry up close. The inside of the...  more »
  • What we liked most about this Cathedral was going to the rooftop and overserving the surrounding Alentejo plains and city below. The famous “Templo de Diana” can also be seen at this view point... 
    What we liked most about this Cathedral was going to the rooftop and overserving the surrounding Alentejo plains and city below. The famous “Templo de Diana” can also be seen at this view point...  more »
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  • You have different tickets going from 3 to 5 euros depending on which part you wanna visit. I visited the cloister (lower and upper level), the cathedral, and the rooftop. It give nice views on the city but the cathedral has nothing really exceptional. I would still recommend to do it if you are visiting Evora.
  • Worth the visit both inside and outside. A must for Gothic lovers but you will find Renaissance and baroque too inside those old walls. The view from the terrace is beautiful and the museum has a nice collection of religious art. The church itself is a wonder. Take at least an hour for this visit you will not regret it!

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