Ecomuseu de Barroso - Espaço Padre Fontes

The Ecomuseum of Barroso is assumed as anchor element of the strategy of sustainable and integrated development of the territory cachena cattle. Integrates functions of research, documentation and interpretation of cultural and natural values of the region. The headquarters functions as interpretive center in the region, with a great creativity and ability to motivate visitors to meet the thematic poles scattered throughout the County. Is situated in the area surrounding the castle of Montalegre, being an integral part of its line of wall. It is intended that the public space offer the visitor experience of the senses that can enjoy in this region: the sound of oxcarts, the images don't always get capture, the smell and the taste of good products of Barroso, the touch of grain to pass between your fingers and soon to be milled into flour. In the various rooms recreate-if sensations through sounds, smells, images and flavors, challenging visitors to "get his hand in the cookie jar." The temporary exhibitions will cover the themes of identity, ahead, assuming the Ecomuseum as a space always available for craftsmen and artists in the region to disseminate their works, serving as a "window" for visitors and "mirror" to the locals.


Terreiro do Açougue, 11


  • Easy external parking
  • Museums
  • Documentation center

    opening hours

  • tuesday: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-18:00
  • wednesday: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-18:00
  • thursday: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-18:00
  • friday: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-18:00
  • saturday: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-18:00
  • sunday: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-18:00
  • holiday: 10:00-13:00, 14:00-18:00

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