Temple of Diana (PT – Portugal)

The temple of Diana, Portugal, was originally constructed in the 1st century, but it was later converted into a temple dedicated to the Roman cult that worshipped the Emperor Augustus. Most of the damage to the temple occurred in the 5th century and was probably due to marauding central European tribes.

These buildings included Evora Castle, an abattoir and finally a humble wood store. Considering the varied history of the Diana temple, it is quite amazing that 12 stone Corinthian columns and the connecting architraves still remain standing and intact. For visitors, the Diana temple is a notable sight of central Evora, but it requires only a very brief visit to fully explore.

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