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Two days of culture

Castelo Branco is a centre of excellence for cultural production and promotion.
Discover the surprising cultural events the city has to offer.
Visit the exhibitions at the Castelo Branco Centre for Contemporary Culture, at the Cargaleiro Museum, the Francisco Tavares Proença Júnior Museum and the Paço Episcopal Gardens.

Castelo Branco Centre for Contemporary Culture (CCCCB)*

The CCCCB, owned by the Municipal Council, promotes and showcases contemporary culture, encourages artistic creativity and educates new audiences for culture.

It is installed in a building designed by Catalan architect Josep Lluis Mateo, working alongside Portuguese architect Carlos Reis de Figueiredo, and located on Campo Mártires da Pátria (Devesa), in the meeting place of the centre of the city near other cultural venues such as Cineteatro Avenida and the Municipal Library.


Cargaleiro Museum*


The Cargaleiro Museum is a municipal facility managed by the Castelo Branco Municipal Council. Its main aim is to showcase, study and preserve the items included in the Art Collection of the Manuel Cargaleiro Foundation. In carrying out these duties the museum promotes and organises temporary or long-term temporary exhibitions.

The Cargaleiro Museum is made up of two contiguous buildings – Solar dos Cavaleiros, an 18th century mansion and a modern building – and is located in the heart of the city’s historical district, near Praça de Camões, more commonly known as Praça Velha (The Old Square).

Francisco Tavares Proença Júnior Museum*

The museum was founded in 1910 by Francisco Tavares Proença Júnior (1883-1916), a man with a variety of interests in the science and art worlds and who became especially well known as an archaeologist.

The original nucleus of the Museum is based on the archaeological collection of Francisco Tavares Proença Júnior, and added to later with works of ancient art from the interior of the Paço Episcopal and successive additions of archaeological collections, ecclesiastical garments and embroidered bedspreads from the Vilhena collection. In the 1980s several contemporary works of art were added to the collection.



Paço Episcopal Gardens*


The Paço Episcopal Gardens in Castelo Branco are one of the most original examples of the Baroque in Portugal. Particularly its collection of statues, symbolic aspects and its layout of themed walks.

This rectangular Baroque Garden is dominated by balconies and verandas with cast iron railings and stone balustrades.

It has five ponds with carved stonework edges and ornamental fountains. At the middle level of the Escadaria dos Reis (King’s Stairway) there are surprising water features.

 * Content – website Câmara Municipal de Castelo Branco


Day 01

  • Welcome
  • Dinner at Varanda Real restaurant
    • Tourist menu*
  • Accommodation

*(Starters + Soup + Meat or fish dish + Dessert + Regional wine, water and coffee)

Day 02

  • Buffet breakfast
  • Morning: visit to the Cargaleiro Museum*
  • Afternoon: visit to the Francisco Tavares Proença Júnior Museum and Paço Episcopal Gardens *
  • Dinner at the Varanda Real restaurant
    • Tourist menu**
  • Accommodation

*Closed on Mondays
**(Starters + Soup + Meat or fish dish + Dessert + Regional wine, water and coffee)

Day 03

  • Buffet breakfast
  • Visit to the Centre for Contemporary Culture
  • Late checkout (subject to hotel availability)

Package price/per room

  • Single 141,00€
  • Double/Twin 193,00€
  • Supplement for 3rd person 72,00€
  • Child supplement (6 to 12 years old) 36,00€
  • Child supplement (0 to 5 years old) FREE*

*(Children sharing a room with two adults)

The package includes

  • Offers outlined in the package description
  • Accommodation (2 night)
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Dinner at the hotel restaurant
  • Tickets for Cargaleiro Museum, Castelo Branco Centre for Contemporary Culture (CCCCB), Francisco Tavares Proença Júnior Museum and Paço Episcopal Gardens
  • Wi-Fi in the room and public areas of the hotel
  • Free private parking (subject to availability)

Package subject to prior reservation and hotel availability, not cumulative with other offers.
This package can be altered without notice.
IVA included at the legal rate.

Further information

Package valid from 01-01-2022 to 30-12-2022
(+351) 272 348 800

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