Templo Romano de Évora (Templo de Diana)

Templo Romano de Évora (Templo de Diana)

Templo Romano de Évora (Templo de Diana)
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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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  • Miguel B
    South Orange, New Jersey320 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderfully preserved Roman Temple
    Built in the first century AD, this is one of the best preserved examples of the Roman Empire. It is a must visit for Évora and close to several historical churches and museums. Take a taxi up and stroll the narrow and picturesque streets walking back to the center. There are loads of shops and tiny, but great restaurants on the way.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 September 2023
  • linskitours
    Harpenden, United Kingdom584 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit Pousada too
    This is a very attractive area in Evora. The gardens nearby have good views. The temple is impressive. This came near the end of a long days sightseeing. We decided to visit the adjacent Pousada Convent hotel for a drink. It’s a wonderful building. I suggest you do likewise.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 October 2023
  • liverpool1023
    London, United Kingdom1,141 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice area to stroll around
    The last remaining part of the old Roman forum. The temple is suitably weathered by time and comprises a few Corinthian columns are a platform. It’s sits near the precincts of the cathedral and a small park with a panoramic view of the area. It’s a nice area to take a stroll around when the evening is beginning to gather.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 February 2024
  • tulaci
    7 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unmissable but background feature
    You would think that such impressive-looking Roman remains would be the highlight of a town. It's right in the centre and can't and shouldn't be missed. However there's little explanation of its history on site and surrounded by buildings that do tell us about their history - and unlike it - allow entrance, it figures more as a curious erratic stone left behind by a melted glacier than as a monument in its own right.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 April 2024
  • Dragon789wv
    Thousand Oaks, California2,266 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Still in good shape
    My wife and I were here on a Gate1 tour. We visited the Roman Temple, aka Temple of Diana, (Templo Romano de Évora (Templo de Diana)), partially in ruins but with 14 of 18 original Corinthian columns that survived time and Germanic invasions in the 5th century. Next to it is a former museum, now the Hotel Pousada dos Loios. We wandered past the Roman Temple and saw a park nearby, then visited the many interesting shops nearby afterwards.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 July 2024
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James S
Toronto, Canada1,786 contributions
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Nov 2023 • Couples
The Templo Romano de Évora, or Roman Temple pf Evora was our first stop on the visit to that Portuguese City afew hours drive from Lisbon.

The Temple is also known as the Temple of Diana after the Roman Goddess of the Hunt, although that is incorrect as it apears it was not built in her honour. The temple was built it is believed to have been built during the reign of Ceasar Augustus in the first century AD. That is the original temple was, as it was destroyed by invading Germanic tribes in the 5th century and subsequently rebuilt

After the Romans retreated from the territory of what is known as Portugal the town of Evora continues to grow and develop and the temple remained and was soon surrounded by more “modern” medieval buildings and fell into disrepair. It was used as a storehouse, and a butcher shop at one point and incorportated into the walls at another over the centuries.

During this time in the 17th Century the connection with Diana was supposed to have been made by a local Priest. Another connection linked the temple with Jupitor the King of the Gods. The temple was preserved and somewhat restored during the 19th Century and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986.

The Temple sits in a square in the Centro Histórico de Évora just inside the remnants of the City Walls, flanked by the Igreja de São João Evangelista / Igreja dos Lóios, the Centro de Arte e Cultura - Fundação Eugénio de Almeida and the Museum Frei Manuel do Cenáculo. It is a bit imposing towering over the square with these repurposed ancient buildings as its backdrop, but aside from that and a simple plaque outlining its history there is nothing else. Climbing the steps is prohibited so one is limited to moving around the different sides to observe the remains from all angles.

As it is in the open there is of course no admission charge unlike some of the other attractions in Evora, which one should also visit to make a trip here from Lisbon worth the time involved.
Written 26 January 2024
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Darren L
Queenstown, MD822 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
While only a partial structure, the back story is very interesting. Short version is that the old Roman part you see was not reconstructed, but essentially incorporated into newer structures. Pull away the “newer” part and you have what you see today. What great forethought to preserve very long ago.
Written 15 November 2021
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chimayred
Durham, NH2,556 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
I'm not sure what people are expecting...This is a 2000 year old Roman Temple. OK...it's not IN Rome. But this is a 2000 year old ruin with parts still intact. Amazing. Stop in the garden kiosk adjacent to it and have a coffee and take it in. Apparently although it was felt originally to be dedicated to the Goddess Diana, currently it is felt it was dedicated to the Emperor.
Written 16 April 2022
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Bill M
Arizona297 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
After walking up the hills to the site, it was somewhat of a disappointment . You get to take a few pictures and that is that. There is a church nearby and a fairly expensive restaurant, but the primary items of interest are all the stores that you walk past on your way up to the site. Lots of Cork products including 80 euro cork umbrellas that we should have had as it rained on our parade.
Written 8 November 2022
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DeeJay
40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Don’t worry about taking a paid walking tour. It is easy to grab a city map from the Information centre in the main square and then include this site in your own self guided tour, especially as most things are close to each other in the central part of town.
After the ruins, the adjacent park is nice to sit in for a while with nice views over the town and the aqueduct.
Written 17 March 2023
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Sandy S
Albuquerque, NM1,018 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
We continued up the hill to the Basilica Cathedral and the City Hall, which included the Roman baths unearthed in the 1970s in the course of trying to add a café for city workers. A Roman temple, the Paço de Diana, dominated the square out front, with graceful Corinthian capitals topping its columns. The little park on the far side afforded a sweeping view over the city’s red roofs.
Written 12 July 2022
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Gus Pugliesi
Oeiras, Portugal312 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Family
The Roman history is still alive. It's awesome that people can see the high structure and imagine how people could built it.
The bad part is the impossible to work through the rocks. But it's comprehensive considering the importance of the place.
Written 2 March 2022
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RamblinRoes
Media, PA217 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Walking through Evora is fascinating as you see how the town has grown within and around the ancient city walls. The temple is a striking remnant of the city's ancient history. It's in a quiet and pleasant square near the museum - it's definitely a highlight of any visit to the town.
Written 27 October 2022
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Sara Mena
Lisbon, Portugal7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
A phenomenal monument in the open and totally free to visit. Worth visiting during the day and during the night since it's very well-lit.

It's quite humble and there's only part of the structure left, however, if you read about its history, age and presence you'll understand what a miracle it is to have such a historic memory from a civilization gone by.

5 minutes are enough to check it. If you feel like staying a bit longer, there's a garden right there with interesting statues, seats and a kiosk selling nice coffee.
Written 4 January 2023
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Miguel B
South Orange, NJ320 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Built in the first century AD, this is one of the best preserved examples of the Roman Empire. It is a must visit for Évora and close to several historical churches and museums. Take a taxi up and stroll the narrow and picturesque streets walking back to the center. There are loads of shops and tiny, but great restaurants on the way.
Written 3 September 2023
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