"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.

See the travelogues for more pictures.

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