These houses have a triangular shape and are covered with thatched roofs. Popularly known as houses of Santana. Originally, these houses were composed of an attic, where they stored agricultural products, and by a ground floor, generally housing area, which was divided into two parts separated by a front. It is believed that these houses are traces of primitive construction, made of wood and thatched roofs and, which were all over the island. Because there, in the region, little rock hard and the weather be cold in winter it took this raw material, allowing also an adaptation to the seasons, ...
Museu com cerca de 6000 brinquedos, expostos em sete salas: Brinquedos Portugueses; Miniaturas Automóveis, Camiões e outros veículos; Star Wars, Action Man e outras peças de colecção; Super Heróis e Micro Machines; Sala de Jogos com um carácter mais didático. Por último e, em fase de montagem, a Sala das Bonecas. O acervo conta com peças oriundas de Portugal, Inglaterra, Alemanha e França. A colecção de Brinquedos ocupa agora todo o segundo andar do Edifício datado do séc. XVIII.
The Igreja da misericórdia was founded by King Dom Manuel I around 1510, along with the Lady of Grace hospital. Highlighting the paintings by Gregório Lopes and Domingos Vieira Serrão in the triumphal arch.
This church foundation date is unknown, but it is certain that it was reconstructed by the end of the 15th century, by orders of D. Manuel, and finished by 1510. It has three naves defined by lancet arches and it is sided by one bell ringer tower. It is decorated with Manueline motifs and on the inside it stands out the pulpit and the vault on the main chapel. It was classified as a National Monument in 1910.
Church located in front of the Regional Museum Manuel Noble, consisting of nave, vaulted chancel and Bell Tower. The facade features simple lines, with white marble facade window and a clock on the Bell Tower. The Panel with the representation of our Lady of the Rosary on the ship.
Originally Gothic, the current structure from São Nicolau church is the consequence of a mannerist renewal occurred after the 1600 fire. The tombs here are from João Afonso, King Dom João I counsellor and founder of the most important hospital in the Town, and from Fernão Rodrigo Redondo, an important Nobleman, both tombs are included on the classification as a National Monument.
Dated 1738, this is a holy mountain, of Italian influence, affiliated at the sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Braga. Consists of a monumental staircase, large panoramic effect, with convergent and divergent sections, animated decorative vases, statues and symbolic sources.
Located three kilometres away from the town's centre, it is part of a large property. Built in the middle of the 18th century by the architect Nicolau Nazoni, according to some authors, especially because of the baroque exuberance of the main façade. It is one of the few noble palaces that has remained with their original family owners to our days. A part of the house is open to pubic visits and has guided tours, a true house museum. During the visit, one views the noble salon, the library (with a book that is the first edition of The Lusíadas, ...
This is a Baroque Sanctuary composed by an ensemble of ten chapels distributed by Serra da Estrela slope. They show a simple structure with one only space and with façades with pediments torn by the doorways in straight lintels or in low arches. They were built between the 17th and 19th centuries.