June 10th, 2022 to January 31st, 2023
Exhibition "Guarda-fiscal no Baixo Guadiana"
Exhibition “Guarda-fiscal no Baixo Guadiana”
Praça da República, Alcoutim
Exhibition based on the research of Lieutenant Colonel Eduardo Fernandes, organized by the Municipality of Alcoutim/Municipal Museum in close collaboration with the Núcleo de Vila Real de St.º António da Liga dos Combatentes, which reconstructs the timeline of “the creation of a militarized force under a single command which would be tasked with defending and guarding Portugal’s land and maritime borders as well as carrying out tax collection wherever and whenever necessary, thereby reducing smuggling, increasing tax receipts, and making the public administration more efficient in these matters. From the time of its foundation onwards, the Fiscal Guard underwent several reforms to adapt to various government constraints and the changing social and economic conditions faced in its 108 years of existence. However, it always operated as a model national institution.”