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Tuesday, 20 October 2015


Convent before being Palace of Cortes, National Assembly and the Parliament, St. Benedict was also in 1569 fever time, makeshift hospital. The little 1755 earthquake has affected and thus in 1757, came to settle here the main Portuguese file: the National Archives of Torre do Tombo. In 1834, he went on to house the chambers of Deputies and Peers. Destroyed by fire in 1895, the building was still under construction in the early twentieth century, under draft Ventura Terra. From 1917 to 1938 were built the new facades, as well as an advanced body with pediment and a monumental staircase

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