Redondo and two castles

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On a day trip from Vila Vicosa we decided to visit Redondo and two castles in the area, Terena and Alandroal, taking time to drive along quiet country roads.

Border Castles in Portugal

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I love the wideness and openness of the beautiful¬†Alentejo¬†countryside – rolling hills, olive and cork oak trees, and myriads of flowers in the springtime. In the east there are also numerous castles on top of the hills, protecting the border … Continued

Castles in Portugal’s Alentejo – Terena

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The Castle of Terena was one of the chain of castles either built or fortified by King Dinis¬†(1261-1365) to protect the borders of Portugal from Spain. The castles in this area (we were based in Vila Vicosa) are Elvas, Juromenha, … Continued

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