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Guided tours, although limited to the areas currently open to the public, are the best option for those who wish to learn more…
the “Escape from Peniche” from the cells to the walls of the Fortress, carried out by Álvaro Cunhal, Carlos Costa, Francisco Martins Rodrigues, Francisco Miguel Duarte, Guilherme da Costa Carvalho, Jaime Serra, Joaquim Gomes dos Santos, José Carlos, Pedro Soares and Rogério de Carvalho.
the “Parlatory”, the space where political prisoners received visits from relatives and friends.
the “Segredo” or “Secret” from which Dias Lourenço escaped in 1954 plunging directly into the sea.
Guided tours provide an insight into the history of the Fortress of Peniche over five centuries, from the 1st half of the 16th century to the present, with an emphasis on the use of the Fortress as a political prison by the Estado Novo (New State) between 1934 and 1974.
During the current phase of setting up the Museum, visits take place in five different spaces: the Memorial to political prisoners, the “Parlatory”, the exhibition “For Your Free Thinking”, “Saint Barbara Chapel” and the “Round Fort” or “Secret”.
Visits are meant to involve participants by creating a dialogue between them and the museum, as well as to provide interactivity by evoking memories and emotions in a unique place that is a testimony to several striking moments of the history of Portugal.
With the audio guide of the National Museum of Resistance and Freedom, we wish to provide unique experiences to visitors!
In short and dynamic audio clips, we present the history of the Fortress, the Parlatory, the Round Fort, Saint Barbara Chapel and the escape of 10 prisoners including Álvaro Cunhal.
Statements are combined with sounds so as to recreate the atmosphere that shaped the unique history of this museum.
Audio guides may be requested by groups or individual visitors being subject to availability.
Advance reservations are required for guided, unguided, or audio-guided tours for groups.
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