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“Intra Moenia” - Site Museum
Castle of Montemor-o-Novo Portugal
The Site Museum within the Castle of Montemor-o-Novo is symbolically conceived as a ‘new fragment’ of the old town-walls, like a “double wall” in continuity and in contrast with the original remains. Inside this void – intra moenia – key elements, such us the ‘Tower of Memory’ and three water mirrors, are respectively located to remember and overturn metaphorically the idea of an ‘observation tower’ pointed towards the inner spaces of the ‘History Museum’ and to “reflect” inside the walls the “uniqueness of landscape and its image”.