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The public garden of Evora is very beautiful and invites for a romantic break. The Royal Palace of Évora (Paço Real de Évora, Palácio de D. Manuel), is a former royal residence of the Kings of Portugal, in Évora. Largo da porta de Moura is a picturesque square. Due to its well-preserved old town centre, still partially enclosed by medieval walls, Évora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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  • Diogo Dias Melgás was born in Cuba, Alentejo, on 14 April 1638. He was a choirboy at the Colégio da Claustra in Évora in 1646. He took holy orders at the Cathedral of Évora, where he stayed the rest of his life, being a student of Manuel Rebelo, and holding the position of mestre de capela for about 30 years. He died blind and extremely poor on 3 February 1700. He was the last of the great Portuguese polyphonic masters, who began to flourish in Évora in the second half of the sixteenth century.
  • Portugal Evora5

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    2. 2. ''Evora is the finest example of a city of the golden age of Portugal after the destruction of Lisbon by the earthquake of 1755'' Inscription criteria on the List of the UNESCO World Heritage (1985) Farther south from the Igreja Real de Sao Francisco lies the town park, the Jardim Público, with its inviting shady walks and lovely flowers .
    3. 3. Vasco da Gama Statue
    4. 4. This monument was presented to Portugal by the people of Natal, South Africa, to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Vasco da Gama who discovered Natal on Christmas Day, 1497. (It is thought that he had studied mathematics and navigation here in Evora)
    5. 5. Evora mórbida poetisa Florbela Espanca The public garden of Evora is very beautiful and invites for a romantic break. It was built on the initiative of the city in 1863 to 1867 and the construction work was lead by Jose Cinatti who was an italien architect. The concept for the garden design was the romantic ideal of the 19th century. A part of this ideal was the presence of ruins, which you will find in the park as 'fake' ruins. In the 19th century the architect Jose Cinatti decided to decorate the garden with fake ruins, that mixed with the real ones.
    6. 6. Cortaderia selloana, commonly known as pampas grass, is a flowering plant native to southern South America, including the pampas after which it is named. The plant was introduced to Europe, North America and Australia as an ornamental grass, and, to a lesser extent, to provide food for grazing animals. The feathery flower head plumes, when dried, are widely used in flower arrangements and other ornamental displays.
    7. 7. Dom Manuel's Palace, Or Royal Palace of S. Francisco. Even today, the gallery, constructed with a special blend of Gothic, Manueline, Mudejar and Renaissance styles, retains traces of its 16thcentury glory. It was here that the Arrudas, Chanterene and Diogo de Torralva worked. According to some chroniclers, it was in this palace, in 1497, that Vasco da Gama was given the command of the squadron he would lead on his maritime adventure to India. In the great hall, seven plays of Gil Vicente were performed and dedicated to Queen D. Maria of Castile and D. Catherine of Austria.
    8. 8. The Royal Palace of Évora (Paço Real de Évora), also known as the Royal Palace of São Francisco and the Palace of King Manuel I (Palácio de D. Manuel), is a former royal residence of the Kings of Portugal, in Évora, capital of the Alentejo. The palace has its origins in a convent built in the 13th century. During the 14th century, the convent came under royal use when the royal family was in the Alentejo, but only became a proper palace under the reign of King John I, who used it as a personal retreat from the court. It became a royal palace during King Afonso V's reign, though it was the successive reigns of King John II and Manuel I that turned the originally ordinary palace into a grandiose renaissance palace, truly fit for a king.
    9. 9. Over the centuries, the palace fell prey to war, decay, and urban redevelopment, which destroyed nearly all of the palace, with only a few segments of the palace still existing. In the Galeria das Damas, an indecisive hybrid of Gothic, Manueline, neo-Moorish and Renaissance styles, there are also frequent temporary art exhibitions
    10. 10. The Royal Palace of Évora was one of the centers of the Portuguese Renaissance, under King Manuel I. King Manuel I's personal monopoly on the spice trade allowed the King to be a great patron of the arts, constructing numerous palaces, convents, and churches throughout the country. King Manuel I took a great interest in Évora, establishing his court there on various occasions. From 1502 to 1520, King Manuel I ordered a vast series of renovations, constructions, and enlargements.
    11. 11. From the town walls you can see, a few blocks to the southeast, the crenellated, pointy-topped Arabian Gothic profile of the Ermida de São Brás (Chapel of St Blaise), dating from about 1490. It’s possibly an early project of Diogo de Boitaca, considered the originator of the Manueline style. Bras chapel, Founded by King D. João II and the bishop of Évora D. Garcia de Meneses in the year 1483, it was conceived in the hybrid Gothic-Manueline, variant of the Moorish style.
    12. 12. Ermida de São Brás (Chapel of St Blaise)
    13. 13. Ermida de São Brás (Chapel of St Blaise)
    14. 14. Cathedral University
    15. 15. Cathedral Largo da porta de Moura
    16. 16. Largo da porta de Moura This picturesque square has two sections to it. In the centre of the largest section you will notice a beautiful Renaissance fountain consisting of a column, surmounted by a white marble sphere. The square is bordered by some attractive houses, including, to the south, the 16C Cordovil house. Lower down, to the west, you can admire the Baroque portal of the church of the old do Carmo convent. The east of the square is taken up by the modern building of the law courts.
    17. 17. Chafariz Portas Moura
    18. 18. Among several elegant mansions around the Largo da Porta de Moura square (and contemporary with the strangelooking, globular 16th-century Renaissance fountain in the middle of it) is Casa Cordovil, built in ManuelineMoorish style.
    19. 19. Largo da Porta de Moura
    20. 20. Largo da Porta da Moura
    21. 21. Tribunal de Évora, Largo da Porta da Moura
    22. 22. Given by the crown in 1665, the carmelites settled down in the old sixteenth century palace founded by D. Jaime de Bragança, conqueror of Azamor (Northern Africa) in 1513. Of the old palace there still exists the wrought iron railing in the main entrance of the church and the imposing knot door, symbol of the Bragança House. Igreja do Carmo
    23. 23. Igreja do Carmo
    24. 24. Igreja do Carmo
    25. 25. Santa Luzia Santa Joana Igreja do Carmo
    26. 26. Évora Igreja do Carmo - Nossa Senhora da Luz
    27. 27. Igreja do Carmo from the Cathedral roof
    28. 28. Casas Pintadas Galos de Luta
    29. 29. Casas Pintadas -
    30. 30. Due to its wellpreserved old town centre, still partially enclosed by medieval walls, Évora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
    31. 31. Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foişoreanu Gabriela Cristescu Internet Copyrights of the photos belong to each photographer Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda Sound: Amalia Rodrigues - Nao E Desgraca Ser Pobre