This museum-city, whose roots go back to Roman times, reached its golden age in the 15th century, when it became the residence of the Portuguese kings. Its unique quality stems from the whitewashed houses decorated with azulejos and wrought-iron balconies dating from the 16th to the 18th century. Its monuments had a profound influence on Portuguese architecture in Brazil.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|ii||To exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design.||All|
|iv||To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history.||All|
|Historic Centre of Montemor-o-Novo en fr pt||2014||28.1km||site_izi|
|Megalithic Tour en pt||2014||32.9km||site_izi|
|Dolmen Chapel of Sao Brissos||2011||20km||site_ao|
|Anta de Pavia||2011||36.9km||site_ao|
|Stonehenges Around the World: Almendres Cromlech||2015||13.4km||site_ao|
|Portugal’s Chapel of Bones||2010||0.5km||site_ao|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.