Castelo de Palmela

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About Castelo de Palmela

The Palmela castle is located on one of the highest points in the Serra da Arrábida. It is difficult to get to and was hence ideal for its role in defending the surrounding lands. During the Christian Reconquest led by the first king of Portugal, Afonso Henriques, Palmela was part of the defensive line built south of the Tagus. At that time, the king bestowed the lands of Palmela, Almada and Alcácer to the Order of Sant´Iago de Espada which took on responsibility for their defence and settlement. In 1205, king Sancho I reaffirmed this gift installing the Order´s Chapter in the castle.

What People Are Saying

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"A Arrábida é uma paisagem surpreendente em Portugal. Adorei o passeio exclusivo, já que no dia que fui, era a única turista. Feliciano, o guia, foi mais do que um profissional de turismo, foi praticamente um amigo, uma agradável companhia nesse passeio inesquecível. Recomendo a todos."
Arrábida Tour De 8 Horas Reviewed by: Aline

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