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Cidadela de Cascais

Today, with over 650 years of history, the region has retained its cosmopolitan and sophisticated feel to become affectionately known as the Portuguese Riviera.

Sheltered by Cascais Bay, this impressive 16th century defensive structure was part of a long line of coastal fortifications built to protect the landing areas close to the capital.
Today it houses a five-star hotel (Pousada da Cidadela), the Cidadela Art District and Presidential Museum.

The main purpose of the Cidadela Art District is to promote contemporary art to the general public at the centre’s gallery and open studios where visitors can watch the artists at work.

Housed in the former summer home of the Portuguese royal family, the Presidential Museum is part of Cidadela Palace, a building still used as one of the official residences of the President of the Republic.

Cidadela Art District
Open Daily

Presidential Museum
Open: 2-8pm Wednesday to Sunday
(closed Monday and Tuesday)

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