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Museum in Almeida

Museu Histórico Militar de Almeida

Dedicated to Almeida's military history, this interesting little museum occupies the casamatas, a series of underground rooms originally used for storage and shelter in times of siege. Nowadays they house displays o…
Cultural in Almeida

Recriação Histórica do Cerco de Almeida

A lively (and well choreographed) re-enactment of a bloody 1810 battle which saw Almeida, defended by English and Portuguese troops, fall to French invaders. Held annually.
Museum in Almeida


This annex of the Museu Histórico Militar illustrates the construction of the fortress. However, you'll need to understand Portuguese to decipher the explanations and follow the video.
Museum in Almeida

Sala de Armas

This small display of swords and muskets in the exterior entrance of the Portas de São Francisco is an annexe of the town's military museum, the Museu Histórico Militar.