The Tower and its Awards

Several awards were given to the renovation work of the architectural ensemble of the Brotherhood of the Clerics. From an honourable mention (Best Intervention of Social Impact Restoration awarded by the IHRU - Portuguese Institute of Urban Housing and Rehabilitation) that highlighted the excellent work related to the restoration of a building of the 18th century that was in poor condition, and its adaptation to the contemporary era and the welcoming of visitors; to an award (the Vilalva Award by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation), which recognised the exemplary intervention carried out in the Clerics‘ Church and Tower, where respect for the ancient building prevailed, using traditional restoration techniques, restoring the building to its original dignity and splendour.

The recognition and appreciation of the Tower does not only extend to heritage restoration works, but also to the appreciation of those who visit it, who awarded it the 2015 Certificate of Excellence and the Traveler's Choice Award in 2016, both granted by TripAdvisor.

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