|UNESCO #361 - Historic Centre of Évora - PORTUGAL|
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Évora - PORTUGAL - UNESCO #361
Another sent to myself postcard - in a weekend drive across Alentejo, I've stopped in Évora (a city I visit often - just love to walk on those streets filled with memories) and mailed one more UNESCO WHS card... 3 down, 959 to go! This postcard took 2 days to arrive!
This museum-city, whose roots go back to Roman times, reached its golden age in the 15th century, when it became the residence of the Portuguese kings. Its unique quality stems from the whitewashed houses decorated with azulejos and wrought-iron balconies dating from the 16th to the 18th century. Its monuments had a profound influence on Portuguese architecture in Brazil.