This small town includes the urban area and the walls area, on a plane area above the Côa river, at about an altitude of 750 metres. Shaped like a regular polygon, the walls, strongholds, gates, army houses and pits are a most important fortress, built between the 17th and 18th centuries. Buildings of interest: the castle, the church of Misericórdia, the horse riding area and the hospital.




Villages near Almeida

Aldeia de Freineda

A village located on a plateau at 770 meters above sea level, on the right bank of the Coa River, Freineda was very important during the Napoleonic invasions. …

Castelo Bom

Castelo Bom was conquered from the Leonese by D. Dinis, highlighting the defensive role that the wall played during the Middle Ages. In fact, from the castle a…

Castelo Mendo

The village, with origins in an old hillfort occupied by the Romans, seen from afar is an authentic fortress, surrounded by a wall and two turrets at the entra…

Malhada Sorda

Linked to the shepherds, Malhada Sorda is located on the right bank of the Côa River, in the Council of Almeida. Its origins date back to the paleolithic (as s…

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