The Building of Town Hall (1851)

Oliveira de Azeméis

It was built by order of the king Miguel I who ordered to embezzle to date the meat and wine tax directly to the works of the Aveiro Bar, to finance this building.

It is located in a privileged area of the town in Praça da República. The building work started in December 1844 and was concluded around 1851. At first it  had many functions, namely: housed the Judicial and Administrative Courts, the room of the sessions of the Town Council, the Tax Office and several rooms where they accommodated subaltern staff. In the basements were the prisons, the gaoler’s home and the free room.

In its interior structure, the building already underwent to different changes. Its outside, where the National coat of arms stands out, ordered to build by the King D. Miguel I, in 1844, remained almost  unchanged over the time.

Location: Oliveira de Azeméis
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