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Évora: Stunning Capital of Southern Portugal with Tiago Neiva
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Throughout its surrounding territory, and in particular in the historic center, we can find a variety of human presence that has left its marks: Megalithic structures, Roman ruins and sites, Islamic artefacts, Jewish quarters; but mainly, after the conquest by Giraldo sem Pavor - a Christian warrior at the service of the first king of Portugal, Évora will become one of the most relevant cities in the new kingdom (only surpassed by the capital Lisbon) and the best example of the golden age of portuguese architecture with Medieval. Renaissance, Mannerist and Baroque gems, recognized by the attribution of UNESCO World Heritage in 1986.
Today Évora- the capital of the South-Alentejo is a small modern city, but its remarkable and glorious past can be felt in every corner; not only in its most relevant monuments, such as the huge Medieval Cathedral, Convents, Churches, Palaces, Gardens, Walls and Museums, but also in its simpler and more intimate vernacular architecture, where labyrinthine coblestone pedestrian streets, surrounded by whitewashed houses, hide pleasant and sunny courtyards, traditional restaurants, handicraft shops, small tiles and delicious convent sweets. Visiting Évora is like taking a trip back in time, a visit exploring all senses!
Led by an expert on Architecture and Art History, Tiago Miranda Neiva, this interactive seminar will explore the city of Évora through Ages, exploring its most relevant historical places and events.
Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with a better knowledge of Évora, the Capital of Southern Portugal.
Tiago Miranda Neiva was born and raised in Lisbon. He studied architecture in Rome and worked later in distinct offices in Portugal and Spain. For several years he was Professor of Arts and Art History, having a Master's degree in Teaching of Visual Arts. He is currently working towards a PhD focused on the Art and Architecture of al-Andalus: the confluence between the Arab, Jewish and Christian medieval world. In recent years he has been working as a tour guide in his hometown, seeking to show and reveal its most intimate secrets through an authentic and passionate local vision.
This conversation is suitable for all ages.
90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.
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