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Praca do Giraldo

Praca do Giraldo, Evora, Portugal
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This picturesque central square is adorned with medieval arches and is an ideal place to relax and do some people-watching.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Praca do Giraldo, Evora, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday

very busy town square with lots of shops and restaurants. Wear comfortable shoes since all the streets and "sidewalks" are cobblestone

Thank JTL07825
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A place where you can seat and absorb life all around you. You can think of Giraldo the warrior who was never afraid of anybody.

Thank AllureToronto
Reviewed 5 days ago

Pull up a chair at one of the little bars and watch the world go by. Pretty during the day but great in the evenings and fab for people watching. This is the place where Evora comes out to play and it is fun to...More

Thank davidandmel
Reviewed 6 days ago

This plaza is the hub of the downtown. There are lots of restaurants, coffee shops, and shopping nearby, beautiful buildings and Portuguese rocks patterns in the streets. There are ties here to the Moorish and Manueline times. The church is covered with fabric for restauration...More

Thank Andy G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a "mad house" during the day. Avoid it at all costs. Go late in the evening and eat with the locals. There are a number of restaurants set up in the middle of the main square and plenty more in the small...More

Thank Wakhoworld
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you come to Evora, you can't help but go through Giraldo Square many times. It is the center of town, where the excellent & very helpful Turismo Office is located. In the past, this was the location where those found to be heretics, witches...More

1  Thank SMLBill
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

This. Is a great place to stop and enjoy a cup of coffee outside in the square. Up the street is where the Inquisition took place and the square is where the executions took place. Across the street is where the first Jewish community was...More

Thank George N
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Central square of Evora, Praca do Giraldo, looks so charming and peaceful now. Cafes, restaurants, boutiques, the usual European charm... But this square has pretty violent history: it is the spot of the Duke of Braganza beheading in 1484 by his brother-in-law, King John II....It...More

1  Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 28 August 2017

It's the main square where most of everything happens: bars. music, other live performances, landmarks depicting the recent centuries of the town's History.

Thank Pdepetsicos
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Be sure to allow time to enjoy a cold drink or coffee at one of the outdoor cafes on the Praca do Giraldo in the old walled city of Evora. You will realize this place served as the heartbeat of the old city, and feel...More

Thank VagabondTravellers
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