Castle of São Filipe, Setúbal, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Daniel C
N 38° 31.060 W 008° 54.570
29S E 507889 N 4263257
Quick Description: A defensive castle located in the top of a hill near the city of Setúbal, Portugal.
Location: Setúbal, Portugal
Date Posted: 6/4/2009 11:07:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM6H7J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue Man
Views: 14

Long Description:
The castle's construction started in 1582, during the kingdom of D. Filipe I (Filipe II of Spain), who went to Setúbal to see personally the beggining of the works. Italian architects - Filippo Terzi, and then Leonardo Torriani - were responsible for the architectural plan.

During the kingdom of D. João IV (1640-1656), a new exterior wall was added, increasing the size of the castle. This new structure allowed a better defense of the Sado River's estuary.

Nowadays, a luxury hotel (pousada) is located inside the castle, and it serves as a great lookut point towards the city of Setúbal and the Sado River.
Accessibility: Full access

Condition: Intact

Admission Charge?: no

Website: [Web Link]

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