Beja

Set on a hilltop, this city combines modern cultural venues, traditional local architecture and remnants of its Roman heritage.

The castle on top of the hill can be seen from afar and dominates the town. Built, together with the town walls in 13C, it consists of battlement walls, square corner towers, and a central granite and marble keep, with its height of 40 m the highest in Portugal. The castle now houses a small military museum. The whitewashed church of Santo Amaro, standing next to the castle, is one of just four pre-Romanesque churches left in Portugal. Some parts date from the 6th century. Museu da Rainha D. Leonor, a regional museum was established in 1927 in the former 15C convent Our Lady of the Conception, gradually expanding its collection.
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