Articles in Category: Monuments & Churches

Lisboa e Vale do Tejo - Quinta da Regaleira

Lisboa e Vale do Tejo - Quinta da Regaleira

(EN) Very close to the historical centre, Quinta Regaleira is one of the most enigmatic places in Sintra. The Palace of Quinta da Regaleira was built in the beginning of the 20th century by the millionaire António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro (1848-1920) who managed to make one of his dreams come true here, with the help of the scenographer Luigi Manini (1848-1936). Surrounded by lush vegetation, the regaleira palace is a fascinating discovery.

(PT) Muito perto do centro histórico, a Quinta Regaleira é um dos locais mais enigmáticos de Sintra. O Palácio da Quinta da Regaleira foi construído no início do séc. XX pelo milionário António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro (1848-1920) que aqui conseguiu concretizar um dos seus sonhos, com a ajuda do arquitecto cenógrafo Luigi Manini (1848-1936). Envolvido por uma vegetação luxuriante, o palácio da regaleira é uma descoberta fascinante.

Lisboa e Vale do Tejo - Santiago’s Fortress

Lisboa e Vale do Tejo - Santiago’s Fortress

(PT) O Forte de Santiago da Vila de Sesimbra, também conhecido como Forte da Marinha, Forte da Praia e Fortaleza de Santiago, localiza-se na vila litorânea do mesmo nome, no Distrito de Setúbal, em Portugal.
Localizado sobre a praia em Sesimbra, povoação tradicionalmente dedicada à pesca, tinha a função de proteger a vila e o seu ancoradouro.

(EN) The Fort of Santiago, located in Sesimbra village, also known as Forte da Marinha, Forte da Praia and Fortaleza de Santiago, is located in the coastal town of the same name, in the District of Setúbal, Portugal.
Located on the beach in Sesimbra, a village traditionally dedicated to fishing, it had the function of protecting the town and its anchorage.

Lisboa e Vale do Tejo - Sesimbra's Castle

Lisboa e Vale do Tejo - Sesimbra's Castle

Mourish Castle

(PT) O Castelo de Sesimbra, também referido como Castelo dos Mouros, localiza-se na vila de mesmo nome, freguesia do Castelo, concelho de Sesimbra, distrito de Setúbal, em Portugal.
O castelo medieval ergue-se em posição dominante numa falésia, sobre uma enseada que se constitui em porto natural na península de Setúbal, entre os estuários do rio Tejo e o do rio Sado, a poucos quilômetros do cabo Espichel.

(EN) The Castle of Sesimbra, also referred to as Moorish Castle, is located in the village of the same name, parish of the Castle, municipality of Sesimbra, district of Setúbal, in Portugal.
The medieval castle stands on a cliff, over an inlet that is a natural harbor on the Setúbal peninsula, between the estuaries of the river Tagus and the river Sado, a few kilometers from Cape Espichel.

Moorish Castle

Moorish Castle

Sintra - Lisboa

Sat upon one of the peaks overlooking the Sintra Hills, the Moorish Castle is a fortification built in around the 10th century following the conquest of the Iberian Peninsula by the Moors.

Museu da Água

Museu da Água

Water Museum (Lisbon)

The Water Museum is housed in a series of monuments and buildings built during the 18th and 19th centuries that represent an important chapter in the history of water supply in the city of Lisbon:
- Águas Livres Aqueduct
- Mãe d’Água das Amoreiras Reservoir
- Patriarcal Reservoir
- Barbadinhos Steam Pumping Station

Museu da Carris

Museu da Carris

The existence of the Museum has two distinct and complementary reasons. The first concerns the creation of a collection based on historical and valuable objects, to ensure a global and updated knowledge of the company. The second aspect is the exposure of patrimony in order to contribute to the cultural development of the community and also to consolidate the company's image among the public.