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Set in the tremendous former Monastery of St. Benedict, it has a breathtaking profile when viewed to its full extent. Gleaming whiteness against the deep sky azure was a fabulous sight.
After the expulsion of monks and religious orders from the country, the Parliament moved...More
Assembleia da Republica (or Palace of St. Benedict) is the Portugese Parliment building in the Barrio Alto district of Lisbon. It is a very impressive white marble building, dating back to about 1600, although the impressibe white steps were not added until the 1940s. It...More
Not much to say. Pretty clean from outside. You can See the Original Police Man walking outside up and down. Impressive to say such an big Building around those little streets in the middle of the city.
While this 500 year-old building is impressive on the inside, we were only able to peek inside, as it was being renovated during our visit.
Reservations for a very limited quantity guided tour should be made months in advance.