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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
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.
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 (...)
With an unusual pentagonal layout, the tower in the village of Dornes was built by the Knights Templar on the banks of the River Zêzere as a watchtower and defensive bastion for the region, during the Christian Reconquest.Built from limestone and (...)
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