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    Cloisters of the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
    On entering the cloisters, any visitor cannot help but be immediately impressed by the perfect proportions and the decorative exuberance of the stonework. Attention is drawn to the corners of the cloister and the great originality of the angled cut (...)

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    Pelourinho de Ourém

  3. Menos Papel, Mais Ambiente
    Less Paper, More Environment
    For environmental and sustainability reasons, Turismo de Portugal, I.P., in its mission to promote national tourism focuses on the use of the Internet rather than printed materials. Thus, we hope to contribute to the preservation of our natural (...)

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    Rua das Flores and Church of Misericórdia
    In front of the São Bento Station, on the left-hand side, the Rua das Flores (Street of Flowers) was opened in the 16th century to free up movement around the city.It is a straight, busy thoroughfare where there are quality goldsmiths, keeping alive (...)

  5. Teatro Nacional D. Maria II
    Teatro Nacional D. Maria II
    Founded by Almeida Garrett, and inaugurated in 1846, the D. Maria II National Theatre, designed by Italian architect Fortunato Lodi, has a neoclassical architectural style. The Theatre was virtually destroyed by fire in 1964 and re-opened to the (...)

  6. Pequenas localidades perto de Alcácer do Sal
    Small villages near Alcácer do Sal
    Santa Susana villageNot far from the Pego de Altar dam, the village of Santa Susana (Saint Susan) holds quite some novelty: buildings in modernist architecture from the 40s. They were built by the benefactor, Henrique Louro Fernandes, whose monogram (...)

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    Ernesto Korrodi (1870-1944)
    Ernesto Korrodi, Swiss by birth, came to live in Leiria aged 24 when he took up a post as design teacher at the Leiria Industrial Design School. He was to marry Quitéria da Conceição Maia in an unusual ceremony given that Korrodi was a Protestant. (...)

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    Fonte de Santiago
    On the south side of Largo de Santiago, the fountain of the same name is actually a covered public washhouse with a water fountain outside. The unusual 16th century square design was built on the orders of archbishop Diogo de Sousa to improve the (...)

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    Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ, on 25 December, a date that was established during the 3rd century. The first references to the celebration of the Nativity are to be found in the mid-2nd Century, at a time when the Christians were still (...)

  10. Mosteiro de Santa Cruz - O Claustro do Silêncio e a Sacristia
    Mosteiro de Santa Cruz - The Cloisters of Silence and the Sacristy
    With a square ground plan, the arches of these cloisters present a beautiful decoration of laurel leaves carved out of stone. They were designed by Marcos Pires and built in the first quarter of the 16th century. On the walls, visitors should notice (...)


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