Assembleia de Republica lisbonJune 11, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C
also called the Palacio de Sao Bento. Massive neoclassical building is the seat of Portuguese parliament.
Started in the 1500's as a Benedictine Monastery of Sao Bento. after the dissolution of the religious orders in 1834 the building became the seat of Parliament known as the Palacio das Cortes.
The guards outside actually changed position while we were there.
Great view from the top, and barricades set up at the foot of the stairs, probably to prevent anyone trying to rush the doors.
I like the huge light in the doorway.Read more