Opening of the Exhibition - "Fortifications of Oeiras, Tagus River and World Heritage", at Palácio do Egipto

An initiative of the Municipality of Oeiras, framed in the application OEIRAS 27 and carried out in partnership with the Cultural Association of Oeiras Space and Memory.
11 May 2021 - 00:00:00 Palácio do Egipto
exposicao fortificacoes maritimas

he Oeiras riverside stretches over the mouth of the majestic Tagus and the navigation channels that lead to Lisbon and opens wide to the Atlantic, in an invitation to the act of sailing. This natural setting was the mainstay of the condition it displayed as a maritime shield for the capital between the mid-16th century and the 20th century, translated into a monumental set of fortifications that testify to the evolution of the art of fortification, between the Renaissance and World War II. In this admirable living museum, designed by a remarkable group of national and foreign architects and engineers, the fortress of S. Julião da Barra, the largest Portuguese maritime fortification, the Fort of Bugio, an icon of the Tagus and a unique work of military engineering , the small seventeenth and eighteenth century forts that punctuate the coastline and the fortified belt of batteries that in the 19th and 20th centuries updated the architectural, strategic and artillery speeches.

It is in this historical and cultural universe that the exhibition proposal FORTIFICATIONS OF OEIRAS, HERITAGE OF THE TEJO AND THE WORLD, which will be open to the public at the Centro Cultural Palácio do Egipto, from May 11, 2021, an initiative associated with the presentation of the main lines of the project to create the MUSEU DO TEJO, whose central nucleus will be based in the Battery of Areeiro and will be an integral part of the candidacy of Oeiras for the European Capital of Culture 2027.

An initiative of the Municipality of Oeiras, carried out in partnership with the Cultural Association of Oeiras Space and Memory, whose conception and direction is due to Fátima Rombouts de Barros and Joaquim Boiça.


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