The Palace also met several works and improvements until 1640, when the Duke of Bragança was made King, taking much of their remarkable filling for the Ribeira Palace in Lisbon. Henceforth the Vila Viçosa Palace was only a hunting lodge and recreation for the family of its owners, now masters of the throne of […]
The area of Vila Viçosa has been inhabited since Antiquity, and it was the site of a small settlement in Roman times. The region was part of the Visigoth Kingdom and in the eighth century came under Moorish control after the Muslim conquest of Hispania. Moorish domination ended in 1217, when the region was reconquered by the Order of Aviz, a military order […]
The Mora River Aquarium, is the first large freshwater aquarium in Europe. The completion of the Mora River Aquarium aimed at creating a single equipment in Portugal, scientific, cultural and leisure, recreating the aquatic universe, consolidate an educational and environmental aspects. All the exhibitions, displaying through living and dynamic models is an asset in the […]
Also known as Fonte da Pedra – Stone Source, dates back to 1827. The source is flanked by two doors that allow access to the back.
The Roman Temple of Évora is located in the town of Evora, Portugal; is part of the historic city center, which was classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. The Roman Temple is a National Monument. One of the most famous landmarks of the city, and a symbol of Roman presence in Portuguese territory. Located in […]
The Chapel of Bones is one of the most popular monuments in Évora, Portugal. It is located in the Church of San Francisco – Igreja de São Francisco. It was built in the seventeenth century by initiative of three monks who, in the spirit of the time (religious counter-reform, according to the regulations of the […]
It was built in the sixteenth century in Manueline style and was designed by Diogo de Arruda. It features a superb Manueline marble.
The Centro Interpretativo do Tapete de Arraiolos – the Building Interpretive Center Arraiolos Carpet is one of the oldest and historic village of Arraiolos, having worked there the Holy Spirit Hospital since the late fifteenth century or early sixteenth century, the date is unknown needs of its construction. Situated in the city square, community center, […]
This hill is one of the main sights of the city of Évora; on site, was implemented one of the oldest prehistoric villages. The Educational Project of Alto de São Bento (St. Benedict Hill), which includes the Museum Centre of Granite and the Museum Centre of Floristic.