Portugal dos Pequenitos, Coimbra


A  thematic park for didactic purposes, containing replicas of national monuments, typical houses from diverse regions of Portugal, as well as representations from former Portuguese overseas provinces. Founded in 1940, it was iniciated by the doctor Bissaya Barreto and designed by the architect Cassiano Branco. It was developped between 1937 and 1962, in the political context of the Portuguese Estado Novo. It is still functional today, almost unchanged, displaying what is considered representations of the most precious among built heritage of Portugal.

Source: http://rememberingletters.wordpress.com/2011/11/12/portugal-dos-pequeninos/


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