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Mosteiro de São Bento da Vitória

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Rua de São Bento da Vitória, 45
4050-542, Porto


XVII century temple, built at the place where a former synagogue used to be. At the inside you may admire chromium plated panels and golden wood carving works.

Museu de Aveiro / Santa Joana

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Avenida de Santa Joana
3810-329, Aveiro


The Aveiro Museum (also known as the Santa Joana Museum) is housed in the former Convent of Jesus, founded in 1464 by Dom Brites Leitoa. During the late 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, it underwent numerous interventions, from the construction of the cloister and of the tomb of Santa Joana, as well as the gilded carvings and historic tiles of the chancel and church body. By virtue of the Decree dated 1834 (extinction of the religious Orders) the convent is extinguished, and it starts to function as a college until 1910. In 1911 it is becames a Museum. It undergoes …

Capela de Nossa Senhora Lurdes

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Rua da Capela
3505, Viseu


Quinta das Águias

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Rua da Junqueira, 138
1300-345, Lisboa


The farm is also known as “Quinta de Diogo de Mendonça”, “Quinta do Visconde da Junqueira", " Quinta dos Côrte-Real" or "Quinta do Professor Lopo de Carvalho". The ashlar of glazed tiles and the retable of Quillard inside the palace chapel are worthy of notice.

Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga

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Rua das Janelas Verdes, 9
1249-017, Lisboa


In this museum, dedicated to the plastic and decorative arts, is a collection that includes pieces from the XII to the XIX, such as paintings, illuminations, engraving, drawing, sculpture, goldsmithery, ceramic, furniture and tapestry.

Museu Municipal Prof. Joaquim Vermelho

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Largo Dom Dinis
7100-509, Estremoz


Permanent exhibition of archaeological findings, clay objects and ethnographic elements.

Palácio das Cortes / Assembleia da República

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Rua Imprensa à Estrela, 6
1200-619, Lisboa


This huge, white building is the seat of the Portuguese Parliament. In the end of the XVI century this was the Benedictine São Bento Monastery. The inside is imposing, with marble pillars and neoclassical statues.

Biblioteca Municipal de Beja José Saramago

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Rua Luís de Camões
7800-508, Beja


Municipal library named after the Nobel of literature, José Saramago. The library has several sectors: adult, juvenile, multimedia (13 computers with internet); audiovisual, periodical; pedagogical resources centre (backup to schools by lending materials.

Dólmen do Carapito

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3570, Carapito

Aguiar da Beira

This dolmen, classified as a national monument, is simple but of large dimensions. Built in the late Neolithic period, stands out for its polygonal Chamber with nine pillars, without Hall. Features on two mainstays decoration with solar reasons and serpentine forms recorded. Is fragmented, incomplete and partially reconstituted.

Convento de São José

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Rua Joaquim Eugénio Júdice
8400-325, Lagoa


This Carmelite convent, with cloister, chapel and observation tower, has existed since 1730. Throughout its history, the building has had various functions, but from 1993 onwards it became one of the centers of Lagoa's cultural activity.

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