Cadeia (Prison) Building

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The Cadeia (prison) Building dates back to the 18th century and was originally built to be the Town Hall on the first floor and a prison on the ground floor. The rectangular portal that exists on the top floor is surmounted by the coat of arms of the House of Bragança, to whom belonged the initiative of its construction. Currently the building houses the Local Culture Interpretation Center on the top floor, a space that has a permanent exhibition representing the arts, crafts and traditions of the city, and where temporary exhibitions, seminars, workshops, conferences and other activities are often held; and, on the ground floor, the Tourism Interactive Shop and a room with regional products.

Monuments classification: Monument of Municipal Interest

Acesso ao poi: de carro; fácil

Largo do Conde,  Sobrado, Castelo de Paiva (Aveiro)