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Miniature of the Taj-Mahal

Filigree silver piece

published in 2020-06-17
 Miniature of the Taj-Mahal
Filigree silver piece, offered by President Ramaswami Venkataraman to President Mário Soares in 1992, as part of his trip to India to participate in the celebrations of January 26, Republic Day.

This first visit by a Portuguese Head of State to this country is affirmed "as a moment of reunion and reconciliation between two independent, free and respected peoples".

International Museum Day

Alfândega do Porto reopens on June 1st

Alfândega do Porto reopens on June 1st
The building and the exhibitions reopen under special security conditions, ensuring the necessary normality.

The Oporto Customs House, with 36.000 m², high, wide and open corridors, guarantees unique security conditions.

International Museum Day

International Museum Day
International Museum Day, celebrated on May 18, under the theme "Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion".

The Customs shared the work that has been done to improve its offer for inclusion and diversity.

Objects & Memories

Objects & Memories
About the 1st of May: memory of customs officials
How many faces have brought New Customs and customs activity to life?

In the construction of the building, which began in 1859, there were times when the number of workers was over a thousand in operation. And, in the course of the days, the customs system, in general, was one of the bodies with more employment capacity in the state bureaucracy, both by the number of employees it occupied and by the employees it created upstream and downstream, by the connections with other services, especially transport.

Objects & Memories

Objects & Memories
From Greek and Roman mythology to the Revolution of April 25, 1974, the carnation has always carried multiple meanings with it.

On April 25, 1974, the Armed Forces Movement overthrew the Estado Novo, a regime that had been in force in Portugal for over four decades. On that day, the military was effusively supported by the people who, following the revolution, filled the streets with slogans and red carnation. These were times of hope but also of uncertainty.
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