Armazém do Espingardeiro (Arms Warehouse), Lagos

Armazém do Espingardeiro (Arms Warehouse), Lagos

Originally a saddlery workshop, the Arms Warehouse was built in 1665. It was built by order of Dom Antonio de Almeida, second count of Avintes, who was governor of the Kingdom of Algarve. It was among a group of military facilities around the town, referred to as "Barracks of the Crown." It was a typical regimental warehouse.

The building became a rifle workshop and arms warehouse, then a storeroom. It was owned by the Portuguese army until 1980, when it was turned over to the Red Cross. The property has a rectangular shape. It has the Portuguese Coat of Arms set on one corner.

Inside is the Lagos Urban Evolution Interpretation Center. The center is in three rooms. Each room is dedicated to an era in the development of Lagos. The first concerns Roman rule to the Age of Discovery. The second covers later times up to the 18th century. The third room takes one from the 18th century to the present day.

In 2013 the Arms Warehouse was classified as a Property of Municipal Interest.

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Sight Name: Armazém do Espingardeiro (Arms Warehouse)
Sight Location: Lagos, Portugal (See walking tours in Lagos)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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