Museu Municipal de Peniche, Portugal, Peniche

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  • This fortress is to visit (paid free, but Museum access): we cross a bridge that dominates a crevasse fueled by the sea in high tide. then lovely ocean views. Do
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  • I found this museum-located within the walls of the fortress of Peniche-really well worth it. OK, it's not great, and the information is only in Portuguese, but for those who understand the language, this is a very interesting museum. Here, after all, were political prisoners during the dictatorship of Salazar and his Estado Novo. You can see a corridor of cells where prisoners had to stay, with very little comfort, and the consulting rooms (or-niches) where the prisoners received and occasionally visit behind glass and with a telephone as if chatting with their wife. There are also letters that wives and children to their husband or father (and all of which were censored), children's drawings, banners and pictures of in the liberation of the prisoners when the Carnation Revolution took place, etc. Not to be missed for the real Portugal lover!
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  • Nice area with temporary exhibitions. Good to enjoy regional art and enjoy the views of the fortress.
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  • Could be a lot better as a museum and it's collections and English explanations , however it's a very interesting visit in reagrda to Portugese history and especially when it was used as a prison under the Salazar regime. You only get to see the cells and other parts of the fort if you pay to enter the museum and it's worth it.
  • Why is there almost no info on English?
  • A short memory is of Portuguese history.
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  • The building was a jail for political prisoners during the Estado Novo.
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  • The story not to forget.
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