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Alcoutim Castle
Location Cerro do Castelo Velho
8970- ALCOUTIM
District:Faro
County :Alcoutim
Parish:Alcoutim
Contacts Tel:281546104


The exact construction date of Alcoutim Castle remains uncertain, for some historians argue that this castle was erected before Muslim presence, while others sustain that the construction was ordered by King D. Sancho II after its conquer in 1240. It is however a fact that both D. Dinis and D. Manuel carried out restore works in the whole Medieval castle and fortress. Several important historical events took place here, such as the signing of Alcoutim Treaty (between Portugal and Castile), Restoration fights (in the 17th century) and liberal fights (in the 19th century). It has an irregular plan and it was built with regional schist stone. (National Trust Building)

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Responsable: Instituto Português Património Arquitectónico e Arqueológico

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MORE INFORMATION

Responsable: Instituto Português Património Arquitectónico e Arqueológico

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

Localização Cerro do Castelo Velho
8970- ALCOUTIM
Distrito:Faro
County:Alcoutim
Parish:Alcoutim
Contactos Tel:281546104


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

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