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Heritage in Portugal
5360-493, Vila Flor
Sanctuary located at approximately 760 meters above sea level, at the head of Vilas Boas, where there was an ancient Celtic fort. It consists of a church dating from the 17th century, outbuildings and a set of six chapels. It is a neoclassical Marian sanctuary, from which you can obtain magnificent views over the region.
Largo Dr. Alexandre de Matos, 3
5360-325, Vila Flor
Baroque church with a longitudinal plan consisting of a single nave, a rectangular chancel and a side chapel and an attached sacristy. Highlights, on the outside, are the side bell towers and the portal and, inside, the baroque gilded altars and the 19th century panel on the main altar.
Largo do Rossio, 11
5360-323, Vila Flor
The original building was built in the 18th century, but after a collapse in 1882, it was rebuilt in 1883/1986. It has a longitudinal plan with a single nave, with a rectangular chancel and a gabled roof covering in the nave and a three-pitched roof in the chancel. Outside, the highlight is the bell tower and the depressed arched portal.
Rua Dom Dinis
5360-377, Vila Flor
Only the Porta da Vila or Arco de Dom Dinis and a section of the wall remain from this medieval castle. The main door is flanked by a tower flanked by two semicircular defensive towers. The town of Vila Flor was part of a border defense zone against attacks from Castile and León.
Avenida Marechal Carmona
5360-303, Vila Flor
Library with a vast documentary collection.
Largo da Fonte Romana
5360-390, Vila Flor
Set of two fountains and a tank, arranged around a wall with a U-shaped plan. One of the fountains dates from the Middle Ages and the other, a backrest fountain, dates from the 16th century. The drinking fountain type tank was built in the 19th century and renovated in the first half of the 20th century.
Largo Doutor Alexandre de Matos, 1
5360-325, Vila Flor
Located in Solar dos Aguillares, a stately building from the 12th and 14th centuries, this museum, born from Raul de Sá Correia's passion for everything that concerns his land, is a source of pride for Vila Flor and even the district for its collections of painting, archeology and ethnography, African crafts, sacred art, numismatics and medals. Its contents, a gift from Vilaflorenses over the years, are now the heritage of the local people, so that their "yesterday" remains alive, and future generations know that Vila Flor has a past that needs to be preserved.
Praça do Comércio
Located in downtown Pombalina, Praça do Comércio, also known as Terreiro do Paço, is an open, pedestrian space, with cafes and outdoor sales outlets. Highlights include the Arc de Triomphe, the equestrian statue of Dom José, by Machado de Castro and inaugurated in 1774, and the beautiful entrance to Lisbon, right in the river front.
Praça Doutor João Abel de Freitas
9100-162, Santa Cruz
Dedicated to Saint Salvador, the parish church of Santa Cruz resulted from the recovery of the Capela das Almas, from the 17th century, which had already been based on another construction from the beginning of the 16th century, following the 1748 earthquake. It presents influences from the mendicant Gothic and, inside, the baroque and neoclassical gilded altarpieces and traces of paintings on the pillars stand out.