Convento da Madre de Deus da Verderena
The construction of this convent started in the 15th century and was founded by Dona Francisca de Azambuja, a descendant of one of the most ilustrious families in Barreiro. Its architecture is simple and austere. It went through several works, namely at the beginning of the 18th century. When the religious orders were extinguished it became a farm for the summer vacations. In 1995, the building, that belonged to the town hall, as recovered and restored. It currently has an auditorium, a section of the municipal library, a bar and a centre of temporary exhibitions.
Rua do Convento
- Easy external parking
- Convents & Monasteries
- Visitable (no guide), Bar/snack-bar, Visitable (with a guide)
- monday: 09:00-12:30, 14:00-17:30
- tuesday: 09:00-12:30, 14:00-17:30
- wednesday: 09:00-12:30, 14:00-17:30
- thursday: 09:00-12:30, 14:00-17:30
- friday: 09:00-12:30, 14:00-17:30
Monuments near Convento da Madre de Deus da Verderena
Escultura da CUF
A simple scultpure that alludes to the centenary of CUF, 1865-1965. It is about 2 metres tall and is located in the centre of a roundabout.
Escultura de Luís Lázaro Zamenhof
Simple sculpture honoring Dr. Lejzer Zamenhof, creator of Esperanto.
Escultura Metamorfose - 1993
A granite sculpture by Vítor Ramos, composed of two pieces. It is located in a pleasant garden.
Obelisco no Alto do Seixalinho
Stone column with about 4 feet tall to introduce the phrase "Men men, headquarters of Pope Paul VI.