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  • 1 Former convent of the Conception Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    L.go da Conceição P - 7800 Beja

    This convent of nuns of the order of St Clare, was founded in 1459 by Ferdinand, duke of Viseu, father of King Manuel. The elegant balustrade which crowns the church and the cloister resembles that of Batalha Monastery. The convent now accommodates t..

  • 2 Botanical Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Escola superior agrária de Beja - R. de Pedro Soares P - Beja

    The ethnobotanical research centre of the School of Agriculture manages a small museum holding exhibitions, renewed every six months, that tackle various aspects of humans' use of seeds and plants, fibres and resins. The tours, given by enthusiastic ..

  • 3 Museu da Rainha D. Leonor

    Museums and art

    P - 7800 Beja

    This museum situated in the old convent of the Conception exhibits the Fernando Nunes Ribeiroan archaeological collection and a Christs exhibition. The walls of the capitular hall are decorated with 16C Spanish-Moorish azulejos from Seville.

  • 4 Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    P - 7800 Beja

    This Castle built in the 13C houses a military museum. Its crenellated wall, flanked by towers is dominated at an angle by a high keep. A spiral staircase takes you to the first floor whose attractive star-ribbed vaulting rests on Muslim style honeyc..

  • 5 Santo Amaro Church

    Religious buildings

    P - 7800 Beja

    This small church, of Visigoth origin with some parts dating from the 6C, accommodates the Visigoth art section of the Rainha D. Leonor museum. There you can admire a collection of capitals and columns with geometrical or plant motifs and a particula..

  • 6 Roman Villa of São Cucufate

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Vila de Frades P - 7960 Vidigueira

    Excavations have unearthed the ruins of an important 4C Roman villa, which was the residence of a wealthy landowner. What is interesting is that it has two floors built of brick and stone. The upper level is supported by a vaulted gallery, which is r..

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