Painted Houses

Old Palace of the Inquisition | Center of Art and Culture

Image of one of the paintings of Casas Pintadas.
​Painted Houses owes its name to the singular set of 16th century frescoes that decorate the gallery and the oratory annex integrated into the garden.
At the time of the execution of the frescoes, Painted Houses belonged to D. Francisco da Silveira, 3rd Coudel-mor of D. Manuel I and D. João III and a reference poet in the General Songbook.
At the end of the 16th century, the Painted Houses were annexed to the Palace of the Inquisition to house the judges of the Holy Office.
The garden gallery decorations are one of the most interesting artistic manifestations of the genre existing in Portugal and a unique example of palatial mural painting from the first half of the 16th century.
Largo do Conde Vila Flor, Évora, Portugal

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Address: Largo do Conde Vila Flor, Évora, Portugal

Phone: +351 266 748 350

Schedule:
  • October to May, from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • June to September, from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Closed on Monday.
  • Guided tours: from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with prior booking and a minimum of 5 persons.
Price:
  • Normal Ticket: 1,00 €
  • Guided Tour: 3,00€
  • Discount 50%:
    • Over 65 years old,
    • Students,
    • the Youth Card,
    • Organized groups of Social Solidarity entities.
  • Free entry:
    • Sunday,
    • Children up to 12 years old,
    • Members of ICOM, ICOMOS, APOM, AICA,
    • Press,
    • Persons with disabilities or disabled mobility with 1 companion.​