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Heritage in Portugal
Lugar das Hortas
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.
Rua de Dom Duarte
According to tradition, this was the birthplace of the king Dom Duarte. In the granite building, a manuelin window topped by a coat of arms stands out.
Adro da Sé
This gothic building was subject to several modifications as the time went by and thus has romanic, gothic, manuelin, manneristm renaissance, baoque and modern features. In the main façade one can view the images of Saint Mark, Saint Lucas, Saint John, Saint Mathew, Saint Teotónio and Our Lady of Assunção. A special note to the chorus chairs, the golden carvings of the 18th century, the cloister of the 16th and 18th centuries and the tumular chapels.
Rua Luís de Camões, 16
The library consists of a reading room, an audiovisual room and a multipurpose room.
Praça da República
Mannerist building with three floors, the presenting features of mannerist architecture. It was probably built in the 18th century or 19th century, having already belonged to Cabral family and Earls of Belmonte.
Rua Pedro Álvares Cabral
Museum also known as the "Granary of the Cabrais", for meeting in an 18th-century building where the family rents were stored Cabral. Here you can study the course of the River Zêzere, from its source to its mouth.
Largo Dom Nunes Álvares Pereira
Located outside the Walls, next to the ancient way that connected Beja to Mértola, it was founded in the XIII century. It suffered some changes, mainly during the XVIII century that gave it the present look. The Capela do Túmulos, the Cisterna, the paintings at the Sala do capítulo and the Coro Alto stand out. It is presently part of the net of Pousadas de Portugal.
Largo de Santo Amaro
This monument was built outside the city walls on the place where it used to be an ancient – Christian basilica; the exact date of its foundation is unknown. Its present configuration is the result from the alterations and transformations operated, mostly during the 15th and 16th century. This church shelters the Visigoth Museum Queen Dona Leonor. Here it is possible to admire the biggest ensemble of Visigoth capitals existing in Portugal.
Largo da Feira de Santana
4450, Leça da Palmeira
A baroque chapel built in the 18th century that underwent large works in the 20th century. The façade is covered by pattern tiles.