Castelo Arnoia, Celorico de Basto

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  • With all your sleaze, the castle of Arnoia and all your surroundings, transports us to ancient times, a quiet screaming out loud ... SILENCE!
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  • A spectacular Monday... much sun and a visit to the castle was amazing and above all the views from the top of its Tower. I RECOMMEND GO
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  • Excellent for those who want to be far away from mass tourism?. perfect for those seeking a moment of insight ...
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  • Small but well maintained. Sits on top of a hill with spectacular views and relaxed long distance.
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  • With a very good and a quiet place ... so have a senao, has a very strong wind
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  • With few indications and support infrastructures to be created as the interpretive center. Despite rising too walk Castle has a great view and a beautifully restored tower with wooden ladder for access to the top. Is inserted in the Manueline route.
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  • The Castle stands on a rock massif, about 250 meters above sea level and dominates the neighborhood. It was built in the late 10th century. It is believed that his main task Bala protection against enemy attacks from the nearby monastery of St. Benedict in Arnoje, also founded in this period. Gradually the settlement grew up around the Castle, which, according to the Royal Decree, were obliged to pay a tithe in favor of the castle for the training of guard dogs there and blanks of limestone needed to maintain defense capability. The castle was given for service representatives of noble families on Royal commandment, and the later rulers of the castle was chosen from the members of the local nobility, the Castle has an irregular polygonal layout, it is perfectly adapted to the terrain. Walls are made from granite stones and have teeth. In the southern sector of the fortress walls are gates and railings, allowing you to climb the wall. Donjon (main tower) the castle is rectangular in shape and divided into three floors with an internal staircase. Playground on top of flat and is surmounted by battlements. In the Centre of the Castle courtyard is a water cistern. Outside, on the northern slope of the gallows were pillory.
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  • This castle is inserted into the romantic route, in the village of Castle Village once de Basto. Obligatory visit for the spectacular views and the good state of preservation. It is situated in Aboím, Amarante.
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