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03 Jul 2011

Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage

The Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage (DGPC) is responsible for managing the cultural heritage in mainland Portugal. A large team covering virtually all technical and scientific areas is based in Lisbon (central services) and in museums and monuments located in Lisbon, Mafra, Alcobaça, Batalha, Tomar, Coimbra and Porto.

Amongst their responsibilities are the management of the architectural and archaeological built heritage – in urban and rural areas –  including conservation works in monuments under our care; management of National Museums, World Heritage monuments and museum collections; study, research and dissemination of heritage information; conservation and restoration of movable heritage assets as well as research, dissemination of results and awareness raising about heritage protection issues.