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  • 1 Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Praça Luis P - 6301 Guarda

    Started in 1390 in the Gothic style, this cathedral was not finished until in 1540. This granite building is crowned with pinnacles and trefoil which confer a certain ressemblance to Batalha Monastery. There is an admirable Renaissance retable, built..

  • 2 Ancient fortifications

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    L.go João Soares P - 6301 Guarda

    Like all the perimeter walls built before the reign of King Dinis, the high walls are distinguished by the lack of crenellations. The best preserved remains are those around the dos Ferreiros tower (blacksmith's tower), the 12 and 13C keep, and the d..

  • 3 Houses anciennes

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Praça Luis de Camões P - 6301 Guarda

    As you walk through the town, in the Luis de Camões square, and on the Largo da Sé and streets Francisco de Passos and Dom Miguel de Alarcão (no 25) you will notice numerous houses decorated with family coats of arms, from the 16 and 18C. In the squa..

  • 4 Regional museum

    Museums and art

    R. Alves Rocadas P - 6301 Guarda

    This museum is set up in the former Episcopal palace, at the bottom of the ramparts. This palace has preserved its Renaissance cloister from the 17C. On display are regional collections of archaeology, painting and sculpture.

  • 5 The Strongholds of the east

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    P - 6301 Guarda

    These are Medieval citadels or strongholds built between the 17 and 18C to protect the border. Many towns or villages seem to continue to keep guard from their mounted positions or craggy promontories. You must visit Almeida, Castelo Bom, Castelo Mel..

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