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  1. Monuments
    Torre da Igreja da Amêndoa
    Clock tower dating from the seventeenth century.

  2. Monuments
    Torre da igreja da Urzelina
    Tower of the Church of Urzelina - VelasThe tower is the last remaining vestige of the former Church of Urzelina, that was submerged by a volcanic eruption in 1808.

  3. Monuments
    Torre da Lagariça
    Medieval tower originally used as a residence, with a number of later buildings attached.

  4. Monuments
    Torre da Medronheira
    Tower of MedronheiraBuilt in the 16th century, during the reign of D. João III, the Tower of Medronheira maintained surveillance over the coastline, in order to ward against corsairs.

  5. Torre da Porta Nova
Place: Barcelos
Photo: Câmara Municipal de Barcelos
    Torre da Porta Nova
    Between 1401 and 1461, D. Afonso, the eighth Count of Barcelos and the first Duke of Bragança, ordered walls to be built around Barcelos, with three towers marking the entrances to the city. The Porta do Cimo da Vila was the only gate that was to (...)

    Telephone: +351 253 824 261
    E-mail: torremedieval@cm-barcelos.pt

  6. Archaeology
    Torre das Águias
    Standing in the middle of the countryside close to Almofala, although now in a badly ruined state, is the Torre das Águias  (initially a Roman Temple), which reminds us of the more distant mediaeval times when the Moors penetrated into this region (...)

  7. Tower of the University of Coimbra
    Torre da Universidade de Coimbra
    Coimbra University Tower Dates from 1728. Regarded as a symbol of the city, the tower stands 34 metres high and is richly decorated. The construction consists of several storeys, the second to last of which has openings through which the bells can (...)

  8. Monuments
    Torre de Aguiã
    This crenellated tower, built on a square plan, is part of an eighteenth century complex comprising a large central section with a double arcade and two symmetrical flights of steps.It's a good example of a Baroque manor house incorporating a (...)

  9. Monuments
    Torre de Anto
    Tower belonging to the medieval city walls. Comprising four floors connected by a narrow spiral staircase. Its modern name is due to the fact that the poet Antonio Nobre (1867-1900) lived here at the end of the nineteenth century.

  10. Torre de Belém
Place: Lisboa
Photo: Rui Morais de Sousa
    Torre de Belém
    The harmony and delicate ornamentation of the Tower of Belém suggests a finely cut jewel to all laying eyes on her. However, its contemporaries took a rather different perspective: a formidable and imposing bastion defending the entrance to the (...)

    Telephone: +351 21 362 00 34 / 38
    Fax: +351 21 363 91 45
    E-mail: geral@mjeronimos.dgpc.pt
    Website: http://www.torrebelem.pt


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