Cultour

Guided visits by architects to architectural works

Évora

Pousada Flor da Rosa | João Luís Carrilho da Graça | Alentejo, Crato | © Fernando Guerra
Pousada Flor da Rosa | João Luís Carrilho da Graça | Alentejo, Crato | © Fernando Guerra
Pousada Flor da Rosa | João Luís Carrilho da Graça | Alentejo, Crato | © Fernando Guerra
Adega Mayor | Álvaro Siza Vieira | Campo Maior, Alentejo |  Luís Ferreira Alves
Adega Mayor | Álvaro Siza Vieira | Campo Maior, Alentejo |  Luís Ferreira Alves
Lagar do Marmelo | Bak Gordon | Ferreira do Alentejo | © Fernando Guerra
Lagar do Marmelo | Bak Gordon | Ferreira do Alentejo | © Fernando Guerra
Vista geral da Adega Mayor | Álvaro Siza Vieira | Campo Maior, Alentejo |  Luís Ferreira Alves
© Fernando Guerra

Évora is a World Heritage Site since 1988 and, in the words of José Saramago, in Évora "the past can occupy its place without stealing space from the present".

In the historical centre we can appreciate admirable testimonies ranging from the Roman era to the Moorish occupation, where some beautiful examples of the Renaissance and Baroque can also be emphasized. Outside the Medieval wall, which remains complete, some of the best examples of urban architecture can be found: Malagueira, a neighbourhood designed by Siza Vieira or the rehabilitation of the Leões’ Factory into a department for Architecture and Visual Arts for the University of Évora, a work designed by Inês Lobo and Ventura Trindade.

In the surroundings, the Campo Maior Wine Cellar, designed by Álvaro Siza, combining architecture, tourism and enology, is an outstanding work providing a unique experience. Two recovered buildings intended for Luxury Hotels, one of which designed by Carrilho da Graça and the other by José Paulo Santos, can, likewise, be visited.