The Old Town Hall of Guarda is located in one of the main squares of the 15th century city next to the Cathedral. The building was probably erected in the sixteenth century, but it was only in the 17th century that it became the City Hall. Later the prison, the court and the notary were also housed in this building. The rectangular-shaped façade has two styles. The first one has a triple arcade with perfect turn, supported by pillars decorated with oblique column shank, closed by wrought iron railings. In the lobby of the arcade opens up the portals of the building, surmounted by frieze frame line, the intermediate wall is decorated with tile panels, designed by master Cargaleiro. In the second register on the arches, three windows were opened, similar to the ones described before with iron railings. In the middle of the windows, you will see Portugal’s coat of arms on the left side and on the right side Guarda’s coat of arms.
Praça Luís de Camões • 6300-586 Guarda