Castelo de Montalegre - Montalegre, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
N 41° 49.571 W 007° 47.466
29T E 600391 N 4631183
Quick Description: The Montalegre Castle is located in the heart of the town. It was an important point of medieval defense, which ensured the defense of Cávado valleys.
Location: Vila Real, Portugal
Date Posted: 3/23/2020 7:14:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM127VR
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member coisos
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CASTELO DE MONTALEGRE


[PT]
"Localiza-se no coração da Vila. Foi um importante ponto de defesa medieval, que assegurava, a defesa dos vales do Cávado.

O castelo de Montalegre representa um importante ponto de defesa fronteiriço medieval e assegurava, juntamente com os castelos da Piconha e de Chaves, as defesas dos vales do Cávado e do Tâmega. Em 1273, ano da concessão do primeiro foral a Montalegre por Dom Afonso III, o castelo ainda não existia, mas em 1281, pelo menos uma parte dele já se erguia em Montalegre, segundo uma carta de D. Dinis a D. Isabel. Na carta o rei oferecia doze castelos, entre os quais o de Montalegre. Em 1289-1331, no reinado de D. Afonso IV, o castelo é reedificado. Já no século XIX foi colocado o relógio circular no cubelo maior, passando a ser designado por torre do relógio."


[EN]
"Located in the heart of town. It was an important point of medieval defense, which ensured the defense of Cávado valleys.

The Montalegre Castle is an important point of medieval frontier defense and secured, along with the castles of Piconha and keys, the defenses of the valleys of Cávado and Tâmega. In 1273, the grant of the first year charter to Montalegre by Dom Afonso III, the castle did not exist, but in 1281, at least a part of it already stood in Montalegre, according to a letter of Dinis did to Dona Isabel. In the letter the king offered twelve castles, including that of Montalegre. In 1289-1331, during the reign of D. Afonso IV, the castle is rebuilt. In the nineteenth century it was placed the circular clock in most cubelo, becoming known as the clock tower."

Retrieved from the official tourism website of the City of Montalegre:https://www.cm-montalegre.pt



Webpage of the IPA Database entry: [Web Link]

Code Number at the IPA Databse: IPA.00001109

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[PT]
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