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Alcobaça Castle
Location Rua Castelo
2460-036 ALCOBAÇA
District:Leiria
County :Alcobaça
Parish:Alcobaça
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Alcobaça Castle is probably situated under the ruins of a late 6th century Visigoth fortress. When D. Afonso Henriques conquered this castle, he rebuilt it and erected a convent next to it. The castle was for a short period of time under Arab ruling, but in the 12th century during D. Sancho I reign it was reinforced by a weep-hole. In 1422, the castle was hit by an earthquake that destroyed most part of the building. All that was left from the castle was the lower part of the walls and the keep. It stands out for its irregular plan. Only a part of the first wall curtain has remained, strengthened by seven squared pillars and a battlement facing the monastery. (National Trust Building)

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Present Use: In ruins.

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Localização Rua Castelo
2460-036 ALCOBAÇA
Distrito:Leiria
County:Alcobaça
Parish:Alcobaça

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

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