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Cathedrals in Alentejo

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Cathedral of Evora
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Evora Cathedral is on top of the old town, and its two tall towers can be seen from various points in the city. It was built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries in Romanesque style over an old mosque. It was built by Bishop D. Paio, although it has Gothic parts, which are the result of subsequent expansions during the Middle Ages. It's a building of enormous proportions. In fact, it's considered one of the largest temples built by medieval bishops in Portugal, and has been declared a [b] National Monument [/ b]. It's quite similar to the Lisbon Cathedral, following its architectural and fortress-like style. The facade is of pink granite, and the main entrance is the highlight. It's flanked by two unequal towers, the facade has a pointed arch and Archivolts that are supported by the sculptures of the Apostles. It has a Latin cross, divided into three naves of seven sections, a transept, an outgoing and a header. There are several chapels. You can also visit the cloister, the museum and climb the towers. The hours are from 9:00-12:30 and from 14:00-17:00. The entrance is 1 €, the cloister is € 1.50, and the museum and tower are 3 €.
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