"acilina's new Monsaraz Page" Top 5 Page for this destination Beja by acilina
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Well, I will make a page about Monsaraz, in the district of Beja.
This is a very old small village of Portugal, but very interesting turist place.
It was taken from the Moorish in 1167 by the adventurer Geraldo Sem-Pavor (Geraldo Without-Fear). The village was then given to the Templários, an religious/militar organization, but since it was near the frontier with Spain, it was a continuous target of spanish attacks. In 1381 there was another inexpected attack. Since the promisse marriage of a D. Fernando'daughter to the Count of Cambridge, was broken, the Count discharge his fury sending his the army on Monsaraz.
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Restaurante O ALCAIDE Rua de Santiago - Tel. 266 557168 MONSARAZ Close thursday. Hummm.... There are such good things... more travel advice
As you may see in this map, Monsaraz is neither in Beja, nor Portalegre. But it is an important cultural inheritance. more travel advice
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