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Centro de Cultura Contemporânea de Castelo Branco

A recent addition to Castelo Branco's many museums, this cutting-edge building was designed by Spanish architect Josep Lluis Mateo in collaboration with Portuguese architect Carlos Reis de Figueiredo. It's a delight…
Museum in Castelo Branco

Museu de Francisco Tavares Proença Júnior

The Museu de Francisco Tavares Proença Júnior is housed in the otherwise sober 18th-century bishop’s palace. The centrepiece (downstairs) is an excellent display of local archaeological finds. Whether you're a fan o…
Gardens in Castelo Branco

Jardim do Paço Episcopal

This delightful, unusual retreat is the garden of the bishop's palace, a baroque whimsy of clipped box hedges and little granite statues representing virtues, seasons, kings, saints, months and continents among othe…
Museum in Castelo Branco

Museu Cargaleiro

This extraordinary museum is spread over two buildings, a mid-18th-century home in Rua dos Cavaleiros (Knights Street) and an out-of-place but cutting-edge modern building nearby. It exhibits the collection of the M…
Castle in Castelo Branco

Castelo

There’s little left of this castle, which was built by the Knights Templar in the 13th century and extended by Dom Dinis. A phone mast now stands where the chapel once was. However, the garden, which has supplanted …