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  1. Monuments
    Torre de Lapela
    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 (...)

  2. Torre de Menagem
Place: Beja
Photo: David Francisco
    Monuments
    Torre de Menagem
    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 (...)

  3. Towns and Villages
    Torre de Moncorvo
    The name of this town is linked to that of a Leonese noble, Mendo Curvus, the lord of this region, who, after taking part in the Christian Reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula, ordered a castle to be built both as his residence and for the defence of (...)

  4. Monuments
    Torre de Novões ou Nevões
    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 (...)

    Telephone: +351 255 522 755

  5. Monuments
    Torre de Oriz ou dos Coimbras
    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 (...)

  6. Torre de Palma, Wine Hotel Rural
    Tourism in the Country
    Torre de Palma, Wine Hotel


    Telephone: 00 351 245 038 890
    E-mail: reservas@torredepalma.com
    Website: http://www.torredepalma.com

  7. Monuments
    Torre de Penegate
    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 (...)

  8. Monuments
    Torre de Quintela
    Medieval tower, dating from the twelfth or thirteenth century, on a square ground plan. The windows and corner ramparts were added in the fourteenth century.

  9. Tourism in a Manor House
    Torre de Refóios
    In the middle of a valley which belonged to the monks of the Refóios Monastery, one erected the superb medieval Torre dominating with its shadow the rural setting made up by old agricultural annexes.Idyllic view is offered to the visitor: fields cut (...)

    Telephone: +351 258 751 030
    Fax: +351 258 751 030
    E-mail: reservas@torrederefoios.com
    Website: http://www.torrederefoios.com

  10. Monuments
    Torre de São Lourenço ou Torre do Bugio
    Torre de Sao Lourenco or Torre do BugioDates from the sixteenth century and classified as a building of public interest. A fort built under a short period of Spanish rule, a good example of a round Renaissance fortress. Designed by Giovanni Casale, (...)

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