Casas Pintadas — Fundação Eugénio de Almeida
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The Painted Houses owe their name to the frescoes that decorate the gallery and attached oratory integrated into the garden of Centro de Arte e Cultura. This space belonged to D. Francisco da Silveira, master of the royal stud farm of the Kings D. Manuel I and D. João III. The family’s Coat of Arms can still be seen on the keystones of the vaults. This fact denies the legend that the owner of the house was the famous Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama, whose houses were located on the south side of the same street. At the end of the 16th century, the Painted Houses were annexed to the Palace of the Inquisition, as the home of the Inquisition Court judges.

Opening hours tuesday to sunday
April to September 10am-1pm; 2pm-7pm
October to March 10am-6pm
Closed on Mondays and on December 25 and January 1.
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Largo do Conde de Vila Flor, 7000-804 Évora