Heritage

There is a great historical heritage in the region. Archeological sites, ancient roman villages, muslim castles, churches and monasteries from the medieval age, fortresses, houses from the 17th century and even good examples of Ars Nova.

The occupation of the region from the arabs is well demonstrated by severall buildings, as the castles of  Alenquer, Torres Novas and the outstanding castle of Obidos.
 
The region is rich in ceramic tiles heritage, from the 17th century which can be found in the churches and other buildings. The temples of Peniche are a very good example of this.
 
The west has also a great deal of painting art with severall artists, like Josefa d'Obidos. Her work can be found at the Santa Maria de Obidos church amongst others.

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