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Montemor-o-Novo Castle

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Location Rua Condessa de Valenças
7050- MONTEMOR-O-NOVO
District:Évora
County :Montemor-o-Novo
Parish:Nossa Senhora da Vila
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Montemor-o-Novo Castle was built in the 13th century and underwent several changes until the 16th century. It has protected the city for centuries. Its triangular defence line, reinforced by battlements, stretches around a hill with a round crest in each vertex. It divided the former urban area, destroyed nowadays, in order to house the new part of the city. Its door is surrounded by towers from each angle. It has also an entrance to the citadel upon Monte Maior, where the ruins of Paço dos Alcaides and of the cistern are located. Next to it you will find a tower, which may have been the keep. In each one of the rounded crests, one can find the city’s main buildings. The only ones to remain intact are: Saudação Convent, S. João Baptista Church and Santiago Church.

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Localização Rua Condessa de Valenças
7050- MONTEMOR-O-NOVO
Distrito:Évora
County:Montemor-o-Novo
Parish:Nossa Senhora da Vila
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If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

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