Centro de Apoio Social de Runa

The Centro de Apoio Social de Runa is a residence for retired Portuguese military personnel in Runa, Portugal. The building was built by Princess Maria Francisca Benedita, and opened in 1827 as a military hospital, with an apartment for the princess. At that time, it was known as “Hospital Real de Inválidos Militares de Runa”. In 1934, the name was changed to “Asilo de Inválidos Militares de Runa”. In 1965, the name of the institution was again changed to “Lar de Veteranos Militares”, indicating it had become a veteran’s residence. In 1995, the institution assumed its present name, “Centro de Apoio Social de Runa”.[1]

Centro de Apoio Social de Runa
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The Centro de Apoio Social de Runa
Geography
LocationRuna, Portugal
CoordinatesCoordinates: 39°04′25″N 9°12′25″W / 39.073647°N 9.207021°W / 39.073647; -9.207021
Organisation
TypeMilitary hospital
History
Opened1827
Closed1934
Links
ListsHospitals in Portugal

The princess’s apartment is now a museum containing paintings, ecclesiastical items and personal effects. The museum does not have regular hours, and is open by special arrangement.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Presidéncia do Conselho Secretariado-geral da Defesa Nacional, Serviços Sociais das Forças Armadas, Lar de Veteranos Militares, Runa, Lisbon, 1970.