April 25: Carmo Barracks open to the public from today to May 12

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The Carmo Barracks in Lisbon are open to the public from today until May 12, as part of the GNR’s 113th anniversary and the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the April 25, 1974 revolution.

“With free admission, the Guard opens the doors of the Carmo Barracks to the public, from Monday to Saturday and public holidays, with the possibility of visiting the iconic spaces of the Barracks, the Guard Museum, and access to a temporary exhibition entitled “The GNR on April 25”, the National Republican Guard announced today in a statement.

The Carmo Barracks was the place where the then head of government of the dictatorial regime, Marcello Caetano, took refuge on April 25, 1974. At the end of the day, he accepted the surrender, making the military coup victorious.

The museum will be open between 10:00 and 18:00.

The other areas, such as the D. Nun’Álvares corridor, the main hall, the command offices and the balcony over Rossio will be open to the public from 10:00 to 17:30.

Guided tours for groups, especially schools and organizations, take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, with a maximum of 25 people and a minimum of 10, subject to prior booking.

The opening of the Carmo barracks is marked by the inauguration of the temporary exhibition “The GNR on April 25”.

Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert is a 55-year-old writer and journalist based in Porto, Portugal. Born in France, he brings a unique blend of French and Portuguese perspectives to his work. Education Hervé studied Journalism and Literature at the University of Lyon in France. After completing his studies, he gained valuable experience working with various French media outlets (Portugal France also). Career He worked for several years as a journalist in France before making the move to Portugal. In Porto, he joined the Portugal Pulse team as a staff writer. Skills Hervé specializes in storytelling, investigative journalism, and cultural commentary. He has a flair for capturing complex issues in a relatable way. Personal Life He currently resides in Porto and enjoys the city's rich culture, from Fado music to Francesinha cuisine. Hervé continues to maintain strong ties to his French heritage, often traveling back to France for family visits and cultural exploration. With his unique background and diverse skill set, Hervé Hubert adds a layered, multicultural lens to every story he covers.

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