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Intangible Heritage

Royal Falconry 

Salvaterra de Magos    

The noble art of falconry is recognised on UNESCO's register of Intangible Cultural Heritage. One of the world's oldest relationships between man and bird, falconry is performed daily at the Royal Falconry at Salvaterra de Magos where the stunning 18th century architecture is as dramatic as the interaction with the birds of prey.

Some of the species of birds at the Royal Falconry have flown the skies above Ribatejo since the Middle Ages and the spectacle is no less arresting than it was then. 

A visit to the Falconry will include a chance to watch demonstrations of falcons and you will see for yourself the remarkable bond between man and bird.   

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