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 (...)
Erected on a flat plot of land next to the River Tagus without any other nearby constructions, the Maritime Traffic Control Tower of the Port of Lisbon, in Algés, is a 38-metre high building whose visual impact is enhanced due to its inclination (...)
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 (...)
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