From the remains of Roman times to the many palaces and churches, the heritage of the municipality of Condeixa-a-Nova shows well the richness of its past.
Highlighting the palaces of Condeixa, such as “Palácio dos Figueiredos”, “Palácio dos Sás”, “Palácio Sotto Mayor”, “Palácio do Conde de Podentes”, this one built in the 18th century, was until 1834 the Anthonian-Franciscan Monastery that provided support to the Religious with psychiatric problems.
Even today, the population still calls this palace “ a hospice”.
You can also visit the several Mother Churches, namely, in Condeixa, Ega, Sebal and the Church of Vila Seca, having this last one originated in the 14th century. According to the information given by the canon Pedro Álvares Nogueira, a man called Gregório Vasques, a treasurer of the Cathedral of Viseu, donated to the Cathedral of Coimbra, among other legacies, the patronage of the Church of Vila Seca, with the obligation that the cannons would say a weekly mass for the salvation of his soul.
And finally, the ex-libris of Condeixa, the Roman Ruins of Conimbriga, and most recently the PO.RO.S. Museum, Roman Portuguese Museum in Sicó. The most recent museum of Condeixa occupies the old manor house of the “Quinta de São Tomé”, classified as Municipal Value. Here, the visitor has the opportunity to know and experience, in three dimensions, a great adventure: the epic of the Romanization of Lusitania in general, and the territory of Sicó in particular.
This museum has several rooms, namely “Roma”, “Engenho e Glória”, “Legiões”, “Conquista e Poder”, “Confins do Império” – “As Terras de Sicó”, “Intimidade e Vida Privada”, “Deuses e Religião”, among others. In this last one, a great change is noticed: the change from polytheism to Christian monotheism. Is in review the way how the Romans knew how to adapt the local divinity to their cults.
If you want to be a Roman for one day stay at Pousada Condeixa Coimbra.
© 2017 Pousada de Condeixa Coimbra. All rights reserved.