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Rua Serpa Pinto
The church of the Capuchos was built at the beggining of the 17th century and has a façade with arcades and a niche, which is charactristic of the Capuchos architecture. It has an important set of 18th century tiles in the main chapel, representing each step in Saint Anthony's life, and on the side walls, representing Saint Anthony's death and the descent of the cross.
Rua do Municipio
In the centre of the vilage, at the Largo da Sé, this arch is one of the most relevant architectural sets in the Algarve. This monumental portal was rebuilt in the 19th century. Inside there is an arab portico, unique in the entire Algarve region. In the niche above the archway there is a white marble image of Saint Thomas of Aquine.
Praça Dom Francisco Gomes
This church, sided by a hospital, started its construction in 1581, in the place of the old Espírito Santo hermitage, by order of the bishop Dom Afonso Castelo Branco. In the sequence of the great damage inflicted by the earthquake in 1755, the façade was remodelled and a new hospital was built.
Rua Braamcamp Freire
The House-Museum of Anselmo Braamcamp Freire, a Portuguese archaeologist, historian and politician, features collections of paintings, furniture and weapons.
Santa Iria da Ribeira de Santarém
The historic centre of Santarém is an authentic museum in open sky. As you walk in this urban area you may admire about 25 classified buildings showing different architectonic styles, from gothic to mannerist. These area testimonies of other times reflecting the importance that this city had throughout its history.
Jardim das Portas do Sol
From the former defensive walls in Santarém that in other times possessed fourteen doors and hatch, today it only remains some vestiges in some parts of the city. It can be observed next to the Sol (Sun) door with three small towers, on the proximity of Traição (Betrayal) door and several other things spread through the city. From the former doors the one who still exist are Santiago, Sun, Leiria and the Palace (Paço) which are a small sample from what the town used to be.
Rua Engenheiro Zeferino Sarmento
This tower is, in fact, a Clock tower; the popular designation calabash tower comes from the clay calabashes that served to amplify the bell sound. Although the mechanism of the clock has been modernized, this tower is set on the first generation of clock towers in Portugal. From the top of its 126 metres it is possible to see the urban net of Santarém and the fields surrounding it. Nowadays it shelters the Núcleo Museológico do Tempo.
Praça João Raimundo, 46
2805-336, Cova da Piedade
A museum for Almada, a house for the city. This is the new museum of the city, located in Cova da Piedade. The future City's Museum will be a live part of the city's net of cultural equipments, where different cultures inhabit and memories and the cultural heritage are preserved in a continuous process.
Avenida 5 de Outubro, 10
Inaugurado em 2016, localiza-se na margem direita do rio Tâmega, junto à Ponte de São Roque. É um espaço de fruição cultural de excelência, constituído por diversos espaços, salas de exposições temporárias e permanentes, auditório, arquivo, biblioteca e loja. Um espaço de características excecionais, moderno e único, para homenagear o génio do pintor flaviense Nadir Afonso.