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Guided tours, although limited to the spaces 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 place 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 Regime) between 1934 and 1974.
During the current phase of setting up the Museum, visits take place in five different spaces: “Memorial to political prisoners”, the “Parlatory”, the exhibition “For Your Free Thinking”, “Saint Barbara Chapel” and the “Round Fort” or “Segredo”.
Visits are meant to involve participants by creating a dialogue between them and the museum as well as provide interactivity by evoking memories and emotions in a unique place that is a testimony to several striking moments of the history of Portugal.
Advance reservations are required for guided or audio-guided tours for groups.
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