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Monforte do Rio Livre Castle

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Monforte do Rio Livre Castle
Location
5400-601 ÁGUAS FRIAS
District:Vila Real
County :Chaves
Parish:Águas Frias
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This castle rises east from Chaves in a hill over the fertile swamp fields. The castle survived the Tâmega river floods, which explains its name “Rio Livre” (literally, Free River). During the wars between Portuguese and Léon armies, the fortress was destroyed, but it was rebuilt by D. Afonso III in 1250. Later D. Dinis reinforced the castle by adding four towers and by extending the wall perimeter. Only the keep remained of the four original towers.

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MORE INFORMATION

Responsable: Direcção Regional de Cultura do Norte

Observations: Property with National Interest

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

Localização
5400-601 ÁGUAS FRIAS
Distrito:Vila Real
County:Chaves
Parish:Águas Frias
Contactos


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

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