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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Historic Centre of Évora, Portugal

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] The Historic Centre of Évora is a World Heritage Site in Évora District, Portugal. The inscribed area holds monuments and ruins dating back to Roman times. Among the structures still standing is a Roman temple.


Historic Centre of Évora, Portugal
Historic Centre of Évora, Portugal
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The 16th to 18th century buildings in the historic centre of Évora are still well preserved and finely decorated with azulejos and wrought iron balconies. As such, the city is the finest example of the golden age of Portugal after those in Lisbon were destroyed by the 1755 earthquake.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Historic Centre of Évora was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 10th session of the World Heritage Committee in Paris, France, on 24 - 28 November, 1986.

Location: N38 34 23.016 W7 54 28.008 in Évora, Portugal.
Inscription Year: 1986
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, IV
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