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Marialva – Historical Village

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Marialva – Historical Village
Location
6430-081 MARIALVA
District:Guarda
County :Meda
Parish:Marialva
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Number of inhabitants: 75

Observations: Its population lives from the production of cereal, wine and olive oil.

Description of the place: Situated at a rocky mountain at an altitude of 580 m, the Historical Village of Marialva was already occupied even before Roman ruling. In 1063, it was conquered to the Moors by Ferdinand I of León and Castile who gave the name that it still preserves nowadays. You can reach the interior of the walls by the door Porta de São Miguel. Here you will find a niche of the guardian angel, as well as ancient measures engraved in the rock – “vara” (length measure – 1,10m), “côvado” (length measure – 0,66m) and “palmo” (8 inches or 22 cm) – since an important Medieval fair used to take place here. Apart from this door, the wall has three doors: Postiguinho or Porta da Traição (Treason Door), Porta de Santa Maria and Porta do Monte. Inside the wall interior, which has no inhabitants in present day, you will find the former Town Hall and House of Lawyers’ buildings, as well as the pillory. The keep is located nearby, delimited by a small enclosure. Next to the castle you will see a vertical gap that used to be ancient castle’s gunpowder magazine. In the surroundings, Santiago Church, dating back to 1585, presents a lateral door. It has a Manueline style portico, a main chapel’s ceiling covered by coffers and a main altar in ornamented gilt carved wood. Next to it Misericórdia chapel presents a ceiling covered by panels that depict the life of saints and an outdoor pulpit. Castle’s wall perimeter has three half-destroyed towers (Torre do Relógio, Torre da Relação and Torre dos Namorados), providing beautiful panoramic views over Marofa Mountain in the east and Estrela Mountain in the south, namely on clear days.

Points of interest: Castle; Igreja Matriz (16th/17th century); Manuelan pillory located in front of the Paços do Concelho.

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MORE INFORMATION

Number of inhabitants: 75

Observations: Its population lives from the production of cereal, wine and olive oil.

Description of the place: Situated at a rocky mountain at an altitude of 580 m, the Historical Village of Marialva was already occupied even before Roman ruling. In 1063, it was conquered to the Moors by Ferdinand I of León and Castile who gave the name that it still preserves nowadays. You can reach the interior of the walls by the door Porta de São Miguel. Here you will find a niche of the guardian angel, as well as ancient measures engraved in the rock – “vara” (length measure – 1,10m), “côvado” (length measure – 0,66m) and “palmo” (8 inches or 22 cm) – since an important Medieval fair used to take place here. Apart from this door, the wall has three doors: Postiguinho or Porta da Traição (Treason Door), Porta de Santa Maria and Porta do Monte. Inside the wall interior, which has no inhabitants in present day, you will find the former Town Hall and House of Lawyers’ buildings, as well as the pillory. The keep is located nearby, delimited by a small enclosure. Next to the castle you will see a vertical gap that used to be ancient castle’s gunpowder magazine. In the surroundings, Santiago Church, dating back to 1585, presents a lateral door. It has a Manueline style portico, a main chapel’s ceiling covered by coffers and a main altar in ornamented gilt carved wood. Next to it Misericórdia chapel presents a ceiling covered by panels that depict the life of saints and an outdoor pulpit. Castle’s wall perimeter has three half-destroyed towers (Torre do Relógio, Torre da Relação and Torre dos Namorados), providing beautiful panoramic views over Marofa Mountain in the east and Estrela Mountain in the south, namely on clear days.

Points of interest: Castle; Igreja Matriz (16th/17th century); Manuelan pillory located in front of the Paços do Concelho.

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

Localização
6430-081 MARIALVA
Distrito:Guarda
County:Meda
Parish:Marialva
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If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

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