VILA REAL DE SANTO ANTÓNIO
CENTRO CULTURAL ANTÓNIO ALEIXO
A building with turrets which stands in a corner and was once the military barracks, then was converted into a market and nowadays is an innovative cultural centre named after the most famous Portuguese popular poet, António Aleixo, who was born here. (281 510 045. R Dr Teófilo Braga. 10 am – 1 pm and 3 pm – 7 pm. Closed on Sundays)
PRAÇA MARQUÊS DE POMBAL
The central grid built by Pombal radiates out from this square, whose centre is occupied by a famous obelisk. It is ringed by orange trees that perfume the air.