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Pinhel Castle

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Pinhel Castle
Location
6400- PINHEL
District:Guarda
County :Pinhel
Parish:Pinhel
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Since Pre-Roman times, a fortified area existed in the place where later Pinhel Castle was erected. The fortress played a major role under D. Afonso Henriques ruling. It won a new importance with D. Sancho I in 1189, when the “foral” (Royal document) was given to the town. However, the most substantial fortress-building works were carried out under D. Dinis ruling. This King erected six towers and powerful walls around the town. When the defence of the border was no longer at stake, the castle entered a declining age, for nowadays only two towers and a few wall curtains have remained.

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Responsable: Instituto Português Património Arquitectónico e Arqueológico

Observations: Building of National Interest

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MORE INFORMATION

Responsable: Instituto Português Património Arquitectónico e Arqueológico

Observations: Building of National Interest

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

Localização
6400- PINHEL
Distrito:Guarda
County:Pinhel
Parish:Pinhel
Contactos


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

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