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"Solid Walls" Top 5 Page for this destination Marvão Things to Do Tip by Bwana_Brown

Marvão Things to Do: 42 reviews and 67 photos

  Typical Portugese Defensive Turrent
by Bwana_Brown

The main walls of Marvao were built in 1299 by Dom Dinis to increase its defensive strength against any counter-attacks by the Moors who had been evicted about 100 years earlier. Later on, when things between Spain and Portugal heated up, several large buttresses were added in the 1600s at crucial locations along the walls.

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  • Updated Aug 30, 2004
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