The first stone of the Lóios Convent of Évora was launched in 1487, on the initiative of the first Count of Olivença, D. Rodrigo de Melo, guardian of king D. Afonso V, and also Governor of Tangier, who two years before began to construction of the annexed church (of the invocation of St. John the Evangelist), destined to family pantheon.
Built on what was left of a medieval castle, the convent is an excellent architectural testimony of the Late Gothic-Alentejo.
It stands out, on the ground floor, the entrance of the old Room of the Chapter, already 16th, torn by a lush portal mainelado with horseshoe arches, perfect example of the Manueline-Mudéjar regional architecture. In the same door is a medallion evoking the participation of D. Rodrigo in the Battle of Azamor, in 1508, reason why the works of this room will have approximate dating. SML
Address: Largo do Conde de Vila Flor, Évora, Portugal
Phone: +351 266 704 714
Schedule (All Year):
- Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.
- Closed on Monday.
- Normal ticket: 7,00 €
- Groups ticket (+ 20pax): 4,00 €