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Almourol Castle

Almourol Castle

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 rebuil...
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Paderne Castle - Portugal

Paderne Castle - Portugal

(Castelo de Paderne) is in Algarve, Portugal.
This hill fort was built by the Moors in the second half of the 12th Century.
Its is eight kilometers (five miles) from the Algarve resort of Albufeira, on a River Quarteira bend close to the village and civil parish of Paderne. It is 7.5 km (4.7 miles) north from the coast.



The castle is one of seven ...
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Guimaraes Castle

Guimaraes Castle

Guimarães Castle (portuguese: Castelo de Guimarães), located in the city of Guimarães, Portugal, was ordered to be built by Dona Mumadona Dias in the 10th century in order to defend its monastery from Muslim and Norman attacks.
Count Dom Henrique (to whom the County of Portugal had been granted) chose Guimarães to establish his court.
The fortress, then over a century old. The no...
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Silves Castle, Algarve

Silves Castle, Algarve

Silves Castle was built during the Moorish occupation on the site of late Roman or Visigoth fortifications. Originally a Moorish castle, it was much disputed during the Middle Ages and frequently changed hands in the wars between Christians and Moors.
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Lisbon Castle, Portugal

Lisbon Castle, Portugal

Lisbon Castle (Castelo de São Jorge) in Lisbon, Portugal. When you move to South-East you will see the narrow alleys of Alfama (oldest part of Lisbon) sprawling downhill to the bank of river Tejo.
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Montemor-o-Velho Castle - Portugal

Montemor-o-Velho Castle - Portugal

is a Portuguese castle in Montemor-o-Velho, Coimbra. It has been listed as a National monument since 1910, but it is older than Portugal's nationality (1139).
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Castle of Penela  - Portugal

Castle of Penela - Portugal

Castle of Penela (Portuguese: Castelo de Penela) is located in a town of the same name in Coimbra region, Portugal. The castle was built on a hill dominating the area and used to be a stronghold protecting Coimbra in times of Reconquista. Castle of Penela and the neighboring castle Montemor-o-Velho are both fine examples of defensive structures of that period.

The origins of the ...
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Castillo (Castle) y Teatro Romano (Roman Theatre) de Sagunto, Spain

Castillo (Castle) y Teatro Romano (Roman Theatre) de Sagunto, Spain

The remains of this fortress wind around the ridge above Sagunt for practically one kilometre, a silent witnesses of the battle between Saguntum and Hannibal, and the foundations for later constructions made by Romans, Goths, Moors and Christians. In view of its historical importance, it was declared a national monument in 1931. The Roman Theatre which is situated down to the castle was
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Montemor-o-Velho Castle

Montemor-o-Velho Castle

The Montemor-o-Velho Castle is a Portuguese castle in Montemor-o-Velho, Coimbra. It has been listed as a National monument since 1910, but it is older than Portugal's nationality (1139).
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The Ourem Castle - Portugal

The Ourem Castle - Portugal

is a Portuguese castle in Ourém, Santarém. It has been listed as a National monument since 1910.
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Dona Chica Castle

Dona Chica Castle

Dona Chica Castle (Portuguese: Castelo da Dona Chica) is a neo-romantic castle and/or palace located in Palmeira, Braga, Portugal.
Architect Ernesto Korrodi was the author of the project for the construction of the palace, which took place in the beginning of the 20th century.
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RAF Pengam Moors in 1945

RAF Pengam Moors in 1945

RAF Pengam Moors (also known as RAF Cardiff) was a Royal Air Force station and maintenance unit (MU), located on the Pengam Moors area of Tremorfa, 2 miles south east of Cardiff city centre in Wales from June 1938 to January 1946.

Prior to RAF service the site served as a private aerodrome later called Cardiff Municipal Airport. After World War II the airfield reverted to private...
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