Templars fought the Moors everywhere. In the twelfth century, played a leading role in the fight against the Muslims settled in southern Portugal. King Alfonso I Henriquez, said the Conqueror granted the Order many of the lands taken from the enemy, requiring in exchange for the construction of castles in defense of the border areas. It was in this context that Gualdim Pais (1118 - 1195), childhood friend of the king and the Portuguese Grand Master, established just in 1171 the castle…

Templars fought the Moors everywhere. In the twelfth century, played a leading…

Almoural Castle, Portugal, Birds eye illustration

We suggest a visit to Almourol Castle, located on a small island in the middle of the Tejo River, about 40 minutes from Fatima.

Castle Almourol - victim of the 1755 earthquake, the structure was damaged, been undergoing more changes during the nineteenth century romanticism. At this stage, and obeying philosophy then current value of the works of the past in the light of a poetic ideal vision, the castle has undergone tampering decorative in nature, including the crowning uniform walls and battlements by merlons.

Castle Almourol - victim of the 1755 earthquake, the structure was damaged, been undergoing more changes during the nineteenth century romanticism.

Almourol castle

Portugal’s Century Frontier - The Lines of the Tejo River

Almourol Castle in Vila Nova da Barquinha, Portugal: Entrance, view from the inside.

Almourol Castle in Vila Nova da Barquinha, Portugal: Entrance, view from the inside.

Entering Almourol castle and no Moors in sight

Entering Almourol castle and no Moors in sight

Almourol Castle

Almourol Castle

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