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Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)

Largo do Conde de Vila Flor | Dentro da Muralha, Evora 7000-804, Portugal
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The temple, built in the first half of the first century AD. C., which as we can see today, it is completely surrounded by a portico more evident than was the forum of the Roman city, large square that stretched at its greatest extent, in the north-south direction and trace, in following archaeological work done in that area, we know that occupied all the space goes, roughly, the southern boundary of the garden to the Cathedral and the Palace of the Inquisition until Cadaval Palace. Rectangular in plan, with 25x15m, hexastilo (with six columns on its front) and periptero (with free speaker to involve the entire perimeter of the cell), was built in the Corinthian style with use of local materials, marble column bases and in capitals and granite structure of the podium, the pediments and entablature. A wrap it north, east and west in a tank signinum opus (lime mortar, sand and crushed pottery) created a water mirror certainly connected with the cult.
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Largo do Conde de Vila Flor | Dentro da Muralha, Evora 7000-804, Portugal
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It is indeed a huge historical structure, to many extend broken but still head high with Roman pride. Nice feelings to visit.

Thank senguptad2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an impressive temple ruin set in an attractive square next to the royal palace. Well worth finding. Diana was goddess of wild animals, fertility and domestic animals - maybe they were shorts on Goddesses the day roles were allocated!

Thank Dogberry1258
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located at the top of the hill it quite literally takes your breath away when you round the corner and see it for the first time. The only downside for me is the fact that they allow cars so close to the temple.

Thank Kay987654321
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will see this striking temple as you walk around Evora. Definitely worth a look and looks particularly striking when lit up at night.

Thank kathyk0l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beaitiful roman treasure in the middle of Middle age town! In the main center of the town. Don t have to pay to see it.

Thank Dagmara K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a beautiful spot to view in Evora. It's small, but a nice centerpiece built hundreds of years back by the Romans.

Thank Paula D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good backdrop for photos. Couldn't find any information at the site, it is just there. It looks in very good condition and is made from stone or limestone rather than marble. Another place worth visiting in this ancient lovely city.

Thank Lee T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Romans were all over this region but this ruin is in particularly good shape. There's a little coffee shop right next to the adjacent park so take a break and enjoy the view of the temple.

Thank Alice W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There really is not much to see except the columns but it is interesting nonetheless. You should do your homework before visiting so you will know what you are seeing or take a local tour that will give you all the information you could ever...More

Thank CarcassonneGuy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really wonderful to see these ancient ruins maintain and available for us to see. An excellent spot to see the vista of Evora.

Thank Peter B
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