- The Royal Treasure Museum, located in the new wing of the Ajuda National Palace in Lisbon, opens its doors to the public after being inaugurated on June 1st, 2022
- The works, carried out by Ferrovial Construction, took forty months to be completed.
The works, carried out by Ferrovial Construction, took forty months to complete and were divided into two phases: on one hand, the building and closing of the facade and, on the other hand, the construction of a high-security chamber to house the crown jewels.
The first phase of the project consisted of closing the west facade of the Ajuda National Palace, which had been unfinished since the Palace was built in 1796. The work included the construction of a new four-story building topped on the sides with two towers. This intervention included structure, architecture, and installations. The most outstanding feature of this part of the project is that the new facade contrasts with the old palace as it is constructed with prefabricated modules of white concrete reinforced with fiberglass (GRC), while the previous facade is neoclassical in style.
The second phase of the project includes the construction, inside the previous building, of a reinforced concrete structure called COFRE, which, as a high security chamber, will house a total of 1,000 pieces of Portuguese crown jewelry.
Among other Portuguese authorities, the inauguration ceremony was attended by the President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Prime Minister of Portugal, António Costa, Minister of Finance, the former Mayor of Lisbon, Fernando Medina, the Minister of Culture, Pedro Adão e Silva, the President of the Lisbon Tourism Association and Mayor of Lisbon, Carlos Moedas, President of ERT-RL of the Lisbon Area Tourism Association, and the President of ERT-RL of the Lisbon Area Tourism Association, Vitor Costa.
The representatives of Portuguese organizations and associations were supported on behalf of Ferrovial by the Director of the Atlantic Region and Portugal, Joaquín Torres, the Director of Portugal, Gregorio Rodríguez, the Manager, Pedro Alexandre Ventura, and the Works Manager, David Capela.