Old Customs House
The main road leading into the center of Miranda is the Mouzinho Rua de Albuquerque, which flows into Largo D. João III square. On the right hand side is the building that was the old Customs House, and since 2004 has housed the House of Culture Mirandesa. It was built in the fifteenth century, with a stone facade and medieval traces, but reformed in the XVI, XIX and XX centuries so you can see Manueline elements. On the ground floor there's a room with a permanent exhibition of paintings by the artist Balbina Mendes (mirandesa painter) and the upper floor was devoted to seminars/courses/workshops.