Castelo de Penela, Penela

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  • At the top of a hill (mountain?) the Castle and has in your inside the Church of San Miguel that apparently date, your construction, (the Church) in 1137. The Church was remodelled by Dom Pedro in 1400, Manueline baptismal font. Penela had your Charter in 1137 (Afonso Henriques). Visiting both monuments.
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  • This is also a Templar castle (see Pombal Castle) for history of Templars in Portugal after 1307). Smaller, more defensible, but probably vulnerable to seize. Great views of the valleys around  more »
  • Typical mountain castle on a hill that was the line of defence of Coimbra during the reconquista. Demolished in part to rebuild the Tower after the famous earthquake of 1755 and restored only in recent decades is still a nice granite structure and offers beautiful views. Otherwise it is empty.
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  • Well maintained castle. Clear descriptions that were in English. Best part was that it is free!
  • Lovely castle to take a walk to from the village or surrounding towns. The castle itself is open to walk around and the views from the top are spectacular.
  • Very cool!!
  • Nice view
  • Castle of Penela (Castelo de Penela) is located on a high Hill in the eponymous village in the District of Coimbra. It is believed that the first castle on this site was built by the Moors. During the time of the Reconquista, he was captured and had played an important role: he was part of the so-called line of the Mondego, i.e. served as an advance for the protection of Coimbra. But, in addition, he served as the residence of one of the Portuguese counts, who ruled these lands. But after the expulsion of the Moors Castle many times was in the thick of things. Here was born and died in the King of Portugal, Afonso IV. During the period of crisis in 1383-1385 Castle moved to the side of the Spaniards, for which its commandant was shot and killed local commoner. With regard to its development, the Castle has several lines of Defense. Located in the Centre of St. Michael's Church-the patron saint of the town (Igreja de São Miguel de Penela). The castle was surrounded by fourteen towers. Up to the present day survived only four. Penela, like many other castles, to the 17th century lost its military value, after which the local residents began to use it as a quarry for their buildings. The castle was restored already in our time.
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