Quartel dos Dragões de Évora

Military Headquarters (former Manueline castle)


The New Castle of Évora, founded by King Manuel I, was built between 1518 and 1528, by the architect Diogo de Arruda. It was transformed after 1736 into a sober and important military building, to house the Regiment of Dragons of Évora. Constitutes one of the most important testimonies of the profane Baroque style in the city.

What remain of the Manueline traces are the low bodies of the two parallelepipedal towers on the south side, its shallow foundations and the side elevations that defended the curtains between four towers of the original construction.
Largo dos Castelos (Square)

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