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03/24/2015

Tile Workshop

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Hey guys!

Can you guess what our students are doing in this picture? No, we did not go back to the baroque times in Lisbon. These actually represent Invitation Figures (Figuras de Convite) used in the 17th century to welcome people in their homes that we found while visiting the Tile Museum.

Tile Museum

This is one of our most famous and visited museums, located inside an old Convent. It's a great experience to learn about how tiles are made and how they've been used for centuries in our visual culture. 

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Tile Workshop

 We always wrap up the visit with a Tile Workshop, where the students have the opportunity to create a peace of art to bring home!

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03/04/2015

Évora: Here we go!

Our 1st Semester Excursion

Évora was the city chosen to welcome us on our first excursion. 

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Herdade do Esporão

After a 2-hour drive from Lisbon, we arrived at Herdade do Esporão, the biggest vineyard of Portugal, where we had the opportunity to have an amazing Portuguese lunch with an olive oil tasting included. 

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We then had the chance to do a guided tour to the wineries and watch the bottleling process in action.

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City of Évora

Due to its well-preserved old center, still partially enclosed by medieval walls, and a large number of monuments dating from various historical periods, Évora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network.

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University of Évora

The University of Évora, the second oldest in Portugal, was founded in the 16th century (1559) by Cardinal Infante Dom Henrique (the future king of Portugal), and by Pope Paul IV.

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The Bones Chapel

The Chapel of Bones is one of the best known monuments in Évora. It is a small chapel located next to the entrance of the Church of St. Francis. The Chapel gets its name from the interior walls being covered and decorated with human skulls and bones.

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The Roman Temple

The Roman Temple of Évora is part of the historical centre of the city, which was included in the classification by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

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Cathedral of Évora

The Cathedral of Évora is one of the oldest and most important monuments in the city of Évora, in Portugal, lying on the highest spot of the city. It is part of the historical city centre and it has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988.

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See you next time, Évora ;)

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