Major Seminary

College of Nossa Sra. da Purificação


Was founded by Cardinal Infante D. Henrique in 1577, designed by master Jerónimo de Torre and integrated into the university complex of buildings.

Stands between Walls (old and new ) has oblong design, a severe exterior, ennobled on the facade by the round arched porch, authenticated by the coat of arms of the founding prelate. Inside stands the cloister, the Aula Magna, the refectory and the chapel much improved after 1854 date of the installation of the Seminary. The building housed, between 1657-1760, the Imprensa da Universidade Eborense (the press), that published works of cultural and scientific merit.

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