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Museums in Portugal

Caramulo Museum

Two brothers, Abel and João de Lacerda founded in the 1950's, a unusual museum in a small town called Caramulo, situated on a mountain in the center of Portugal with a luxuriant vegetation overlooking an 80 km valley: the vastest panoramic view of the country. Abel de Lacerda, lover of art, has constructed a building based on the most recent concepts of modern museums so as to exhibit an unusual collection of arte: 500 objects that range from sculptures, furniture, ceramics and tapestries from the roman era to Picasso.

Museu do Caramulo

Elvas Military Museum

The Elvas Military Museum emerged as a result of the Portuguese Army reorganization in 2006 and occupies the premises of the former Infantry Regiment Nº8 designated "Quartéis do Casarão" [Saint Domingos Convent (13th Century), King Ferdinand Wall (14th century) and part of the 17th century wall].

Museu Militar de Elvas

Museum of Scale Models

The Museum intends to show and publicize the best collections of miniatures existing in Portugal. It was set up by Fernando Taborda, a local collector with help from the Municipial Government, the national automobile club and a local assocation. It has about 4000 scale models on display. Featured themes include the Historical Evolution of the Automobile, Rallies of the World, Presidential Vehicles, VIPs and Papamobiles.

Museu da Miniatura Automóvel