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  1. Monuments
    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 (...)

  2. 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 (...)

  3. 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 (...)

  4. 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 (...)

  5. 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.

  6. 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 (...)

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    Website: http://www.torrebelem.pt

  7. Torre de Centum Cellas
    Torre de Centum Cellas
    Tower of Centum CellasRoman construction, with three floors, that was re-used during the Middle Ages as a defensive tower. Its original function is unknown

  8. Archaeology
    Torre de Dona Chama
    Tower of Dona ChamaFortified settlement of the Iron Age/Roman era. Also known as the pre-Roman fort of São Brás.

  9. Torre templária de  Dornes
Place: Ferreira do Zezerre
Photo: Região Turismo dos Templários
    Torre de Dornes
    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 (...)

  10. Monuments
    Torre de Geraz do Minho
    Dates from the thirteenth century. Attached to the manor house in the eighteenth century.


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