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Sesimbra Castle
Location
2970- SESIMBRA
District:Setúbal
County :Sesimbra
Parish:Castelo (Sesimbra)
Contacts Tel:212288500

Email:informacao@cm-sesimbra.pt

Sesimbra Castle is built upon an ancient Moorish Castle, probably conquered by D. Afonso Henriques in 1165. The castle was increasingly abandoned, because of the Portuguese Discoveries that began in the 16th century. D. João IV was forced to renew it, following the Restoration fights. He ordered the construction of the ravelins, adapting the castle to newest artillery techniques. Part of the castle was devastated by the 1755 earthquake. In 1930, it was recovered by the Portuguese State. In present day, you can still contemplate the Medieval walls and citadel. Due to its location at a high spot, the castle is also a magnificent viewpoint, offering a breathtaking view over the bay, the city and Arrábida mountain. The grandiose landscapes of Cape Espichel and cosy Meco beaches are located in the surroundings. (National Monument)

www.cm-sesimbra.pt/pt/conteudos/o+concelho/patrimonio/patrimonio+edificado/castelo+de+sesimbra/

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Responsable: Direcção-Geral do Património do Estado

Present Use: Part of the walled precinct is occupied by a cemetery

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MORE INFORMATION

Responsable: Direcção-Geral do Património do Estado

Present Use: Part of the walled precinct is occupied by a cemetery

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

Localização
2970- SESIMBRA
Distrito:Setúbal
County:Sesimbra
Parish:Castelo (Sesimbra)

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

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