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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