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Ouguela

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Ouguela
Location
7370-200 CAMPO MAIOR
District:Portalegre
County :Campo Maior
Parish:São João Batista
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Number of inhabitants: 140

Description of the place: This 270m high Medieval village, located in a cliffy mountain, north from Campo Maior and next to the Spanish border, still keeps 17th and 18th century houses inside its walls. Under the reign of D. Dinis, the village became Portuguese, and the castle was rebuilt. The village is divided in military Ouguela, inside the wall, and civil Ouguela, outside the wall. The outer castle’s wall has bastions, ravelins, parapets, curtains and pronounced angles, characteristic of 16th military architecture, also noticeable in the following century, since this wall was built after Restoration, in 1640. The main church, built in the wall and the public washing place are also interesting examples.

Points of interest: Focus is given to the Igreja Matriz which fits into the actual wall and the public washing place.

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MORE INFORMATION

Number of inhabitants: 140

Description of the place: This 270m high Medieval village, located in a cliffy mountain, north from Campo Maior and next to the Spanish border, still keeps 17th and 18th century houses inside its walls. Under the reign of D. Dinis, the village became Portuguese, and the castle was rebuilt. The village is divided in military Ouguela, inside the wall, and civil Ouguela, outside the wall. The outer castle’s wall has bastions, ravelins, parapets, curtains and pronounced angles, characteristic of 16th military architecture, also noticeable in the following century, since this wall was built after Restoration, in 1640. The main church, built in the wall and the public washing place are also interesting examples.

Points of interest: Focus is given to the Igreja Matriz which fits into the actual wall and the public washing place.

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

Localização
7370-200 CAMPO MAIOR
Distrito:Portalegre
County:Campo Maior
Parish:São João Batista
Contactos


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

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