Évora

We were en route for Évora, the dusty, blue-and-white relic of Portugal’s sixteenth-century court, with its well-preserved, but largely reconstructed Roman temple:-

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The cathedral has fine carved apostles on either side of the late Gothic portico:-

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A good cloister:-

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And a very elaborately decorated shrine to the Madonna in the nave:-

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Nearby is the Convento de Lóios, now a pousada:-

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But what we liked best were the strange, oversize, carved Continents perched on the façade of the Convento da Graça:-

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