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Covilhã city walls

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Covilhã city walls
Location Rua Norte
6200-153 COVILHÃ
District:Castelo Branco
County :Covilhã
Parish:São Pedro
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D. Dinis ordered the reconstruction of Covilhã wall perimeter and castle in the end of the 13th century. Some wall vestiges remained of the ancient Medieval fortress, sometimes integrated in other constructions and not always visible. There are also remains of doors and towers: Porta do Sol, Porta da São Vicente, Arco da Coarca and an octagonal battlement. Three concentric wall fragments are carved in houses and yards, which may be the proof of successive enlargement phases of the defensive siege. Thecastle stone was later used for building great buildings, such as the Royal Tissues’ Factory (Real Fábrica de Panos) and Town Hall.

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Localização Rua Norte
6200-153 COVILHÃ
Distrito:Castelo Branco
County:Covilhã
Parish:São Pedro
Contactos


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

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