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Fountain Giraldo Square, Evora

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Largely responsible for Evora's designation as a World Heritage Site, the medieval Fountain Giraldo Square remains the city's social center. Once the setting for some of the region's most violent historical events, the spacious square witnessed thousands of gruesome executions during the Spanish Inquisition. Today, this lively public space attracts tourists with its alfresco cafes and restaurants, which serve regional specialties in a relaxed, urban atmosphere. Surrounding the elegant plaza you can see some of the country's finest examples of Gothic and Romanesque architecture, including a cathedral where explorer Vasco de Gama had the flags of his ships blessed before setting off on his famous trip to India. Fountain Giraldo Square is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • The square is pleasant enough to walk straight through but there isn't too much to it. They have a few restaurants in the square which I think cater more to the tourist trade. 
    The square is pleasant enough to walk straight through but there isn't too much to it. They have a few restaurants in the square which I think cater more to the tourist trade.  more »
  • An attractive plaza, but not any more so than any large village. A number of restaurants with tables and chairs set out there and its pleasant for a stop for dinner or just a drink, but nothing... 
    An attractive plaza, but not any more so than any large village. A number of restaurants with tables and chairs set out there and its pleasant for a stop for dinner or just a drink, but nothing...  more »

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