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Castelo Rodrigo – Historical Village

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Castelo Rodrigo – Historical Village
Location
6440-031 CASTELO RODRIGO
District:Guarda
County :Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
Parish:Castelo Rodrigo
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Number of inhabitants: 180

Description of the place: This 820 m high medieval village rises at the top of an isolated hill, offering a splendid view over the surrounding fields and mountains. This ancient fortified village has been totally restored under the Recovery Programme of the Historical Villages, preserving vestiges of human presence that date back to Palaeolithic era. Despite the fact that the headquarters of the Historical Village is located in Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, this village offers many interesting highlights such as: the main church, founded in 1192 by the Hospitaller Friars and dedicated to Our Lady Nossa Senhora do Rocamador; the cistern with its two doors, a Gothic and a Moorish door; the pillory and the clock placed upon a former battlement. In the end of the ruling period of Filipe II, enraged inhabitants burned the former palace of Cristóvão de Moura, one of the defenders of Spanish legitimacy over Portuguese soil. The ruins of the castle are the living proof of this historical episode.

Points of interest: Igreja Matriz dedicated to N. Sr.ª de Rocomador with roman traits which was built in the 12th century to serve as support to the pilgrims on the way to Santiago de Compostela. You can still see remains of the Paço de Cristóvão de Moura, marquis of Castelo Rodrigo and vice-King of Portugal during the reign of Filipe I; octagonal pillory which is set on five steps and which is topped off with a caged type pine.

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MORE INFORMATION

Number of inhabitants: 180

Description of the place: This 820 m high medieval village rises at the top of an isolated hill, offering a splendid view over the surrounding fields and mountains. This ancient fortified village has been totally restored under the Recovery Programme of the Historical Villages, preserving vestiges of human presence that date back to Palaeolithic era. Despite the fact that the headquarters of the Historical Village is located in Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, this village offers many interesting highlights such as: the main church, founded in 1192 by the Hospitaller Friars and dedicated to Our Lady Nossa Senhora do Rocamador; the cistern with its two doors, a Gothic and a Moorish door; the pillory and the clock placed upon a former battlement. In the end of the ruling period of Filipe II, enraged inhabitants burned the former palace of Cristóvão de Moura, one of the defenders of Spanish legitimacy over Portuguese soil. The ruins of the castle are the living proof of this historical episode.

Points of interest: Igreja Matriz dedicated to N. Sr.ª de Rocomador with roman traits which was built in the 12th century to serve as support to the pilgrims on the way to Santiago de Compostela. You can still see remains of the Paço de Cristóvão de Moura, marquis of Castelo Rodrigo and vice-King of Portugal during the reign of Filipe I; octagonal pillory which is set on five steps and which is topped off with a caged type pine.

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

Localização
6440-031 CASTELO RODRIGO
Distrito:Guarda
County:Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
Parish:Castelo Rodrigo
Contactos


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

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