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Museums in Alentejo

10 Museums in Alentejo

Museums in Évora
Museu de Evora
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The Museu de Evora dates back to 1804, when the archbishop of the city inaugurated a public library to exhibit his collections of art and archaeology. But it wasn't until 1929 after several moves, that it was installed in the old Episcopal Palace. We went on a Sunday morning, because all Portuguese state monuments are free to visit that day. After you enter, you have to follow a path in and out, there is a glassed-in cloister, souvenir shop, then a rest room, where you can admire a magnificent view of the Temple of Diana while sitting in comfortable armchairs having a coffee from the machine. From this point out there are two flights of stairs that lead to the different floors of the museum. On the upper floor there is a ceramic mural (you can take a photo) that's worth seeing. Upon entering the room you can see the collection of paintings, which include thirteen Flemish panels with scenes from the life of the Virgin and several pictures of Josefa de Obidos.
Museums in Castelo de Vide
Synagogue Museum
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The Jewish community settled in Castelo de Vide, in 1492, shortly after they were expelled from Spain. You will find the museum located at the foot of the castle, inside the ancient synagogue. The museum traces the history of the Jews through its exhibition and will help you imagine what life was like in that trade community, medicine, etc. Admission to the museum is free, you can visit from 09:30 to 13:00 and 14:30 to 18:00 h. You are not allowed to take photographs inside the museum.
Museums in Beja
Museums in Mértola
Museums in Beja
Museums in Beja
Museums in Beja
Museums in Mértola
Museums in Elvas
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Museums in Évora