Palmela Castle History

Palmela Castle History

The Palmela Castle has existed since the 8th Century, when it was occupied by the Moors. In 1147 and the first Portuguese King, D. Afonso Henriques conquered the castle from the Moors. Ever since this castle has been an asset of significant geo–strategic value, because of its unique location. Read about the history of the Palmela Castle on a PDF file prepared by the Palmela Municipality History department (Portuguese only): Download the Palmela Castle History file...

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Palmela Castle Flickr stream

Palmela Castle Flickr stream

Check this slide-show generated from the Palmela Castle Flickr stream, now, imagine this place in full panoramic glory ...

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The Palmela Castle

The Palmela Castle

You cannot come to Palmela without a visit to the famous Palmela Castle. Originally a Moorish stronghold, with magnificent views, situated on a spur of the Serra da Arrabida, the castle was constructed following the reconquest in the 12th Century and remains a solid example of fine military architecture of the time. A monastery was also added to house the faithful of the Order of Santiago, and it is this part that has been painstakingly transformed into possibly Portugal’s most desirable pousada (inn). The Palmela Castle was built on the...

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Palmela Castle Panoramic view by Carlos Chegado

Palmela Castle Panoramic view by Carlos Chegado

Palmela Castle Panoramic view by Carlos...

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Palmela Castle by Adelino Chapa

Palmela Castle by Adelino Chapa

Palmela Castle by Adelino...

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Willy Kaemena & Carlos Chegado at Palmela Castle by Drivepano

Willy Kaemena & Carlos Chegado at Palmela Castle by Drivepano

Willy Kaemena & Carlos Chegado at Palmela Castle by Drivepano: Drivepano Palmela Portugal in...

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Palmela Castle by Willy Kaemena

Palmela Castle by Willy Kaemena

Palmela Castle views by Willy Kaemena: Palmela Castle in...

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Palmela Castle by António Cabral

Palmela Castle by António Cabral

Palmela Castle at night by António Cabral: Palmela Castle in...

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