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Penamacor Castle and Keep

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Penamacor Castle and Keep
Location Largo do Castelo
6090-516 PENAMACOR
District:Castelo Branco
County :Penamacor
Parish:Penamacor
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Penamacor Castle is situated in a rocky foundation, in the middle of a rural and urban landscape. Its keep is isolated upon great granite rocks. The castle’s foundation dates back to the reconstruction (under the ruling period of D. Sancho) of the imposing Penamacor fortress, lying upon fort hill remains. D. Dinis would later towers and vast walls surrounding the village, whereas under D. Fernando and D. João I new works were carried out in the walls, for artillery innovation purposes. In the 16th century, D. Manuel added the keep. Later during Restoration War, new walls, six bastions and three half-bastions were attached. In the 20th century the Town Hall Door was also built, included in the town entrance door. This door, along with the imposing Keep and some parts of the former 16th century bastions are the only remains of one of the most powerful castles in Beira region. (National Monument)

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Responsable: Direcção-Geral do Património do Estado

State of preservation: Good

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MORE INFORMATION

Responsable: Direcção-Geral do Património do Estado

State of preservation: Good

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

Localização Largo do Castelo
6090-516 PENAMACOR
Distrito:Castelo Branco
County:Penamacor
Parish:Penamacor
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If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

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