Castelo de Montemor-o-Novo
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member geo_kawaii
N 38° 38.593 W 008° 12.976
29S E 568204 N 4277476
Quick Description: Castle of Montemor-o-Novo, Évora, Portugal. Originally, the village was constricted to its walls.
Location: Portugal
Date Posted: 8/30/2008 6:27:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM4J7T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 40

Long Description:
The castle of Montemor-o-Novo is the original enclosure of the medieval Town of Montemor-o-Novo. It was conquered to the Moors by Kign Afonso I and King Sancho I conceded it the 1st Foral in 1203. The wall should have been reconstructed in King Dinis’s reign. In the 13th and 14th centuries it administrated all the urban parishes with its seat inside the castle. St. Maria do Bispo, St. Maria da Vila , St. João and St. Tiago.
Gradually abandoned by the population from the 15th century on, the Castle preserves today important testimonies of the medieval and modern history of Montemor-o-Novo: fragments of the wall, the Alcaides Palace, the churches of St. Tiago, St. João and St. Maria do Bispo , the Clock Tower, the Town Door, The Angel Door and Tower and also the Má Hora Tower, the Convent of Saudação among others
Accessibility: Full access

Condition: Partly ruined

Admission Charge?: no

Website: [Web Link]

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