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Google Earth Plug-in: Almourol Castle

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This fortress is located around Tomar (Portugal), the old Templiers city. It is built on an island of Tage river standing for 310 meters length, 75 meters broad and 18 meters at the highest point. Fortress Moor, the castle of Almourol was taken again at the time of the Portuguese reconquista under the reign of Alphonse 1st. In 1171, the castle was entrusted to the temple which decided to rebuild it to make of it a watchtower of the kingdom of Portugal. Besieged in 1190 by the Moors, it resisted. Thereafter, its role of border post disappeared because of advanced from the catholic armies. It was never taken.

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