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Monuments in Castelo Branco

Primitivo Edifício dos Antigos Paços do Concelho e Cadeia de Castelo Branco- Domus Municipalis

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Praça Camões
6000-116, Castelo Branco

Castelo Branco

Work from the beginning of the XVI century that suffered various reconstructions. It keeps the armillary sphere, the escutcheon of Portugal and a stone with Latin inscriptions. Over the main door is a tower, but with without the bell that announced the closing of the city gates.

Estação Arqueológica do Monte de São Martinho

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Monte de São Martinho
6000, Castelo Branco

Castelo Branco

Prehistoric and Roman fortified settlement, with the first occupation dating from the Neolithic period. Has irregular plant of which there are still some structural walls in masonry and a grave.

Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Mércoles

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Caminho de Nossa Senhora de Mércoles
6000, Castelo Branco

Castelo Branco

Church of late-Gothic trait whose front is torn by an ogive portal of three arches. Two robust towers with pyramidal coverage, advanced toward the front, flanking the main façade. The interior of a single nave, has walls covered with enxaquetados tiles.

Torre do Relógio de Castelo Branco

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Rua do Relógio
6000-195, Castelo Branco

Castelo Branco

The imposing Torre do Relógio rises up in the historic area of the city. Sober and elegant, its soaring clock is lighted at night.

Cruzeiro de São João

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Largo de São João
6000-103, Castelo Branco

Castelo Branco

Dated from the XVI century, this granite cross is an exemplar of Manueline style. It has across decorated with the image of Christ crucified in relief.

Castelo de Castelo Branco

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Rua do Mercado
6000, Castelo Branco

Castelo Branco

Muito procurado por turistas, o que resta do Castelo albicastrense ergue-se numa zona sobranceira da cidade. Terá sido construído pelos Templários na Idade Média, isto apesar dos vestígios da presença humana naquela área na pré e proto-história, tendo sido rodeado por uma linha de muralhas e torres. No recinto da fortaleza, na alcáçova, encontravam-se a Igreja de Santa Maria do Castelo e o Palácio dos Alcaides. Esta fortificação fazia parte de um sistema defensivo que ladeava o Rio Tejo.

Igreja de São Miguel / Igreja Matriz de Castelo Branco / Sé Catedral

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Largo da Sé
6000-102, Castelo Branco

Castelo Branco

The church of São Miguel was again the Cathedral since 1956. It was reconstructed on the 17th century according to the Renaissance style. There are still some visible elements from the different construction phases: the transept arch from the 16th century, altarpieces and panels from the 17th century and the main chapel and the sacristy from the 18th – 19th centuries.

Capela de São Marcos

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Rua João de Deus
6000-276, Castelo Branco

Castelo Branco

Built in 1565, it was rebuilt during the XIX century. In 1983, although it kept the original plan, it suffered profound remodelling works and is used as mortuary.

Solar dos Bejas

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Rua do Muro, 24
6000-193, Castelo Branco

Castelo Branco

Small manor with two floors, located in the historic centre of the city, with a portal of abrupt fronton and iron balconies.

Solar dos Cavaleiros

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Rua dos Cavaleiros, 23
6000-189, Castelo Branco

Castelo Branco

Unoccupied palace dated from the XVIII century.

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