Sacred Art Museum of the Cathedral of Évora

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Exhibits in the cathedral museum include:

  • the sceptre of Cardinal-King Henrique, a 16th-century goldsmith work in Manueline style
  • a puzzle-like, 12-inch-high Gothic ivory statue of Mary, whose midriff opens up into a triptych with nine scenes of her life. It’s a French work of art from the 13th century. The head of the statue is a replica from the 16th century.
  • the 17th-century reliquary of Santo Lenho (holy wood), supposedly containing pieces of Christ’s Cross, of gilded silver and polychromed enamel, encrusted with 1426 true gems (840 diamonds, 402 rubies, 180 emeralds, two sapphires, one hyacinth and one cameo).
  • a collection of canonicals from the 17th and the 18th centuries.

Some paintings in the collection are worthwhile, especially those by Gregório Lopes, Cristóvão de Figueiredo and Garcia Fernandes.

Open: 09h00 -17h00 (Summer), 09h00 – 12h30 | 14h00 – 17h00 (Winter)

Phone: +351 266 759 330

Largo Marquês de Marialva 
7000-809 ÉVORA – Évora

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