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Universidade do Porto

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Praça de Gomes Teixeira
4099-002, Porto


This building was first the Real Academia da Marinha do Comércio, (Navy and Commerce Royal Academy), then the Academia Politécnica (Polytechnic Academy) that later became the Sciences Faculty. Its construction began before the first French invasion and finished in the XIX century, at the same spot where a former XVII century used to be: the Graça Church, annex to the Recolhimento dos Orfãos, founded in 1651 by the father Baltasar Guedes. The temple still existed during the city siege and, at that time, abandoned, it became a blood hospital. In the middle of the last century, it was demolished to …

Museu Municipal Leonel Trindade

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Praça 25 de Abril - Convento de Nossa Senhora da Graça
2560-286, Torres Vedras

Torres Vedras

Founded in 1929 by Rafael Salinas Calado, this museum first functioned at the Church of Saint Peter. Later on, it moved to the building of the siege of the Brotherhood of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia. It is currently located at the old Convent of Graça, of the Order of the Agostinhos Calçados. The main exhibition features archaeology and ethnography with several works of the area. A special note to the Medieval Room with paintings and tombs and the Room of the Linhas de Torres with documents, clothes and models.

Museu do Sabão

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Rua da Escola Nova, 4
6040-024, Gavião


The SOAP Museum was opened in April 2013, Belver, Gavião municipality cno. Installed in the former primary school of Belver, this Museum offers an advanced technological system, interactive, which allows visitors to have a deeper knowledge about the history and the art of SOAP and saboeiros. Portugal went on to be one of the four countries in the world that have a SOAP Museum.

Casa do Bispo / Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra

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3045, Coimbra


Sited in a rural area, this building has two squared bodies.

Antigo Convento dos Capuchos / Quinta da Anunciada Velha

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Quinta da Anunciada Velha
3205-432, Tomar


Farm with traces of a primitive construction and a murária structure that maybe part of the old dormitory of the Friars and the site of the former Franciscan convent cloister. Featured for the whole tank and of the Oratory in the courtyard, which is a rare example of Manueline monastery garden.

Edifício da Câmara Municipal de Montemor-o-Velho

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Praça da República, 11
3140-258, Montemor-o-Velho


Building constructed between 1889 and 1892, the Town Hall of Montemor-o-Velho.

Igreja Matriz da Borralha

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Rua da Feira
3750-856, Águeda


19th century Church of longitudinal plant, consisting of a nave, a chancel lower and narrow, a Bell Tower, a sacristy, attachments and a chapel located near the front. In the interior, especially the neo-Baroque altarpiece of the lateral Chapel.

Igreja de São Lourenço / Igreja Matriz de Alhos Vedros

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Largo da Igreja
2860-410, Moita


It is believed that the primitive construction of the Church of Saint Lawrence dates back to the 13th century, even though there are no remains of those days left. With one sole nave, dating back to the 17th century, the church has tiles that picture the life of Saint Lawrence (the church's patron saint), of 1749. Among its several chapels (Saint Sebastian, Saint John the Baptist, Our Lady of Rosary and Our Lady of the Angels) that of Saint Sebastian is classed as a Public Interest Construction.

Casa do Arco

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Rua da Santa Maria, 52
4800-443, Guimarães


Centro de Dia do Sagrado Coração de Jesus

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Largo da Amoreira
6230-500, Fundão


Building constructed in the 17th century, being adapted in the twentieth century the day care center.

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