Castelo de Alter Pedroso - Alter do Chão, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob
N 39° 11.345 W 007° 37.368
29S E 618938 N 4338663
Quick Description: The remains of the Castle of Alter Pedroso were declared as Public Interest in 1977.
Location: Portalegre, Portugal
Date Posted: 1/30/2012 3:49:37 AM
Waymark Code: WMDM9R
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 5

Long Description:
Its construction dates back to the thirteenth century, having been donated by the King D. Afonso III (1248-1279) to the Knights of Avis.

It was rebuilt by D. Dinis I of Portugal (1279-1325).

At the time of the War of Restoration of Portuguese independence was surprised, in 1662, by the Spanish forces under the command of D. João de Áustria. Practically unprotected, fell and was destroyed, turning into ruins.

From the original structure, only a portal in Gothic style remains, and some parts of walls and door of the ruined Chapel of São Bento in the interior. These traces were declared as Public Interest on September 29, 1977.

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Designação (Name): Castelo de Alter Pedroso (restos)

Categoria de protecção (Classification): Classificado como IIP - Imóvel de Interesse Público

Categoria/Tipologia (Type of heritage): Arquitectura Militar / Castelo

Concelho (City): Alter do Chão

Página do Património na base de dados da DGPC (Page of the Heritage at the DGPC database): [Web Link]

Wikipedia: [Web Link]

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