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Antiga Vila de Ourém

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Rua Padre de Gens
2490, Ourém

Ourém

Village inside a wall, with medieval origin. Has two entrance doors to the former village: the door of the village and port of Santarem. The ancient town of Ourem is classified as Building of public interest.

Museu de Arte Sacra e Etnologia de Fátima

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Rua Francisco Marto, 52
2496-908, Fátima

Ourém

This space features a valuable collection of national religious art of the 14th to 20th centuries, as well objects from Africa, Asia and the Amazon. There is also a room devoted to the three young shepherds of Fátima, with some relics that once belonged to them. There is also a temporary exhibitions room.

Palácio Nacional de Mafra

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Palácio Nacional de Mafra
2640-492, Mafra

Mafra

Considered the most important baroque monument in Portugal, the Palace of Mafra was built by Dom João V. Integrates a set of six historical organs in the Basilica, an extraordinary library of the 21st century. XVIII, with about 38000 volumes and a Conventual Core, with a hospital at the time.

Igreja Matriz de Odivelas /Igreja do Santíssimo Nome de Jesus / Igreja do Sagrado Coração de Jesus

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Rua Alberto Monteiro
2675-273, Odivelas

Odivelas

Baroque church of longitudinal plan composed by the juxtaposition of the ship with the chancel, showing coverage with gabled roofs and in coruchéu. It was built at the end of the 17th century over an ancient temple. Inside, the main altarpiece stands out, with a high gilded Rococo dressing room.

Museu de Sítio de Ervamoira

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Quinta de Ervamoira
5150, Vila Nova de Foz Côa

Vila Nova de Foz Côa

Quinta da Ervamoira Museum, with tours under appointment.

Museu do Côa

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Rua do Museu
5150-610, Vila Nova de Foz Côa

Vila Nova de Foz Côa

The Museum of the Coa is a cultural space conceived to promote the historical and cultural heritage of the Archaeological Park of the Coa. The building features a strong interaction with the landscape, developing over four floors comprising an auditorium, educational service, administrative area, shop and exhibition halls.

Museu do Brinquedo

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Largo de Santa Rita
6270-492, Seia

Seia

Located in the Centre of Seia, the Toy Museum was opened in 2002 and features a collection of about 8000 toys of Portugal and in the world, from past to present. The Museum was born with the intention of valuing a period of life that is critical to the overall development of human beings: the childhood. Is aim of this museum space enhancing the playful activity and the right to play, preserving memories, customs and beliefs of ancient times and today. Still plays an important role in the consolidation of cultural ties between Portugal and the world.

Capela de São Pedro

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Avenida Dr. Joaquim Guilherme Correia de Carvalho
6270-492, Seia

Seia

Romanesque chapel, rebuilt in the 16th century on an ancient temple built between the 12th and 13th century. Features a Bell Tower and diagonal buttresses that support a starry dome of coverage. The altar is covered the hispano-Moorish edge tile. The primitive Temple exists the portal, flanked by two inscriptions identifying the periods of construction and reconstruction.

Castelo do Lindoso

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Lugar de Castelo
4980-451, Lugar do Castelo

Ponte da Barca

Construction of the reign of d. Afonso III, on top of a Rocky Hill, next to the village. Star-shaped Castle foursquare, has a tower keep about 15 feet tall. There are still some semiesféricas domes at the corners of the wall, with embrasures for the use of firearms. Has a museum inside.

Teleférico da Penha

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Lugar das Hortas
4810-025, Guimarães

Guimarães

The journey on the Teleférico da Penha begins at the aerial tramway's terminal. It offers unique views of the city until it reaches its peak, on the Alto da Penha. There, apart from the belvederes with excellent views, there are also restaurants, bars, a hotel, a camping park, a mini-golf course, a maintenance circuit, picnic areas and, for the most adventurous, caves just waiting to be discovered.

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