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... played an important role in several
The castle walls completely encloses the village of white-washed
houses, a Pousada, and several small hotels. Built by King Dinis in about 1299,
the castle dominates the village. The castle has spectacular views south, west
towards the Serra de Sao Mamede, and east to Spain.
We left the Pousada to visited the castle this morning.
When we arrived yesterday, it ...
... br> After we made it out of the convent, we headed for the
Almourol Castle. Our GPS took us on “very scenic” dirt roads to get to the
castle. It may have been the shortest route, but we doubted it was the main
route. The castle and setting are very striking. An example of the Knights of
Templar military architecture, the Almourol Castle was built on small island in
the middle of the River Tagus. This is one of the best ...
... roads. At last, the beautiful town came into view. The cathedral and castle standing tall on the hill top overlooking the red roofs and whitewashed homes within the city walls. We managed to make it up into the center of the labyrinth of ever so narrow streets and gates. At first glance, it seems impossible to get through some of these narrow streets without scraping at least the side mirrors, then having to make a ...
... lintel above the entrance reads Nůs ossos que aqui estamos pelos vossos esperamos Per the translation at its side, it says; “We bones that are here, we are waiting for your's"
Oddly though, we were not totally creeped out by the chapel. No one else seemed to be either. Perhaps because it seemed impersonal, in sharp contrast to the bones of the murder victims in the skull tower memorial at the ...
... walls were built in the 16th and 17th C, on previous Moorish defences.
There is also a castle which has some bits of its Moorish walls left.
The fort was Wellington's base, during the Peninsula War, for the assault on Badejoz(just over the ...