Vilar Formoso — Frontier of Peace

    • President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa at inauguration

About the project

On the Portuguese-Spanish border stands a museum opened in August 2017, “Vilar Formoso, Fronteira da Paz,” telling the story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes and the refugees of 1940. This project was designed by the architect Luisa Pacheco Marques with historical consultant Margarida Ramalho.  The Sousa Mendes Foundation supplied images of the families that received visas from Aristides de Sousa Mendes along with artifacts such as passports and visas and an original doll.

Hours of Operation

Wednesday-Sunday — 10 a.m.-12.30 p.m. and 2-6 p.m.

Tuesday — 2-6 p.m.

Closed Mondays

Admission price:  4 €

For more information, call: +351 271 149 459