Monção – Brejoeira palace
Brejoeira Palace, also known as the Paço de Brejoeira, is a historic palace, surrounded by beautiful gardens and vineyards and is considered one of the most important examples of neoclassical architecture in Portugal.
The palace was built in the mid-19th century by the wealthy Pereira family, who were prominent landowners in the region. The design of the palace was inspired by the classical architecture of ancient Greece and Rome, with columns, pediments, and other decorative elements typical of the neoclassical style.
The City Hall was constructed in the 18th century and features an ornate Baroque-style façade, with a central clock tower and elaborate stonework decorations. The interior of the building is equally impressive, with grand staircases, high ceilings, and decorative plasterwork throughout.
The Danaide Statue which is also known as the Monument to the Woman, was erected in 1993 in honor of the women of Monção and their contributions to the community.
The City Walls, are a historic defensive structure that surrounds the town, built in the 14th and 15th centuries to protect the town from attacks by neighboring kingdoms and invaders.
The Monção Ramparts consist of a series of stone walls and towers that encircle the town, with gates and entrances at strategic points. The walls are well-preserved walking along them is a popular activity for visitors, and provides panoramic views of the river and surrounding countryside.
The Misericórdia Church was built in the 16th century and is an excellent example of the Manueline style of architecture, which was popular during the Portuguese Renaissance.
The church is known for its ornate façade and beautiful stained glass windows.