The Cathedral of Évora, dedicated to Santa Maria, was built in the 13th and 14th centuries, under the royal patronage of King Afonso III and the Bishop Durando Pais, in Romanesque and Gothic styles.
Previously, there would have been another episcopal seat whose location is unknown.
Emphasis on the ogival portico decorated by the sculptures of the Apostles and to the cloister.
The main chapel is a work of the eighteenth century (Baroque style), authored by the German architect Frederico Ludovici. Inside, there are many architectural and artistic elements of relevance, such as the choir stalls, the renaissance organ, the items in the Museum of Sacred Art (sculpture, painting, clerical vestments and goldsmithing), among others.
Summer: (July 1 to September15) from 9 am to 5:30 pm
Museum and Cloister close at 5 pm
Winter (September 16 to June 30) from 9 am to 12 and from 2 to 5:30 pm
Museum and Cloister close at 4:30 pm
Closed: December 24 Evening
December 25- Christmas Mass
Direcção Regional de Cultura do Alentejo
Tel: (+351) 266 769 450