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 (...)
Dated from the sixteenth century, it's a rectangular tower with three storeys, topped by rampart walks. Cornice decorated with an undulating line and gargoyles.Attached to the tower are a residential wing and a chapel.
Torre de Grade or Torre de FaroA crenellated tower with a coat of arms craved in stone, with a later building attached.According to some historians, the tower was built by the Moors, in order to look out for approaching Christians. Others claim it (...)
On the left bank of the river Rio Minho, around 5 kilometres from Monção, there is the imposing Tower of Lapela. King Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal ordered Senhor do Couto e Abreu, Lourenço de Abreu to build the castle in 1130. Two (...)
The Keep was built on the orders of Dinis on pre-existing foundations in 1324. A tablet stone near the entranceway, bearing the coat of arms of Portugal and Aragon (belonging to Isabel, the king's wife), testifies to its origins.The tower and its (...)
Dates from the twelfth century. A square crenellated tower. Attached on the north side to a building which is probably the oldest part of the complex and to another building on the east side, dating originally from the eighteenth century but only (...)
Torre de Oriz or Torre dos CoimbrasDates from the fourteenth century. Built in granite on an almost square plan, with two storeys and narrow windows.Attached to the tower is a seventeenth century house rebuilt in the eighteenth century in the rural (...)
Dates from the fourteenth century. Fortified rectangular tower with three storeys, thick stone walls and few openings. This was a feudal tower, also serving as fortress and residence.Thought to have been built by Dom Egas Pais de Penegate, a comrade (...)
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