CASTRO MARIM CASTLE - Built in the thirteenth century by King Afonso III, Castro Marim Castle sits on a high hilltop overlooking the mouth of the Guardiana river. It is considered by scholars as one of the most significant monuments of medieval Portuguese in the region. http://bit.ly/I4PvTU
The CASTLE OF PADERNE sits in a dominant postion on a hill next to the Quarteira River. It was built in the late 11th to early 12th centuries by Arabs and considered one of the best examples of Arab military architecture in the Iberian peninsula. http://bit.ly/JhNHnn
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FORTE DA PONTA DA BANEIRA, LAGOS - Keeping watch over the coast and protecting the city of Lagos is the Forte da Ponta da Bandeira (or known by its formal name, Fortress of Nossa Senhora da Penha de França). Built in the late 17th century, the fort completed the defenses of the city.