|UNESCO #361 - Historic Centre of Évora - PORTUGAL|
Friday, May 02, 2014
Évora - PORTUGAL - UNESCO #361
More than one year ago, one of the first postcards I've posted on this blog was from Évora (one I mailed to myself on a weekend trip through Alentejo). Today I finally receive one from there sent by someone else, in the case, my friend Ana from the Postcrossing Forum. Thank you very much ninocas for this beautiful card, showing one of my favorite places in our country. This postcard took 9 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.