Castelo da Guarda / Torre de Menagem

At the highest point of the city, at 1056 meters of altitude, is the Castle, better known as Torre de Menagem. This site was inhabited by order of Dom Sancho I, who granted him a Charter and perks, in 1199, and transferred to the seat of the diocese. This first Charter was confirmed by the same King in 1217, 1229 and, later, in 1254, by Dom Afonso III. In 1510, Dom Manuel gave him new Charter and granted to his son, Don Fernando, the title of Duke of Guarda.

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Rua Dona Maria Luísa Godinho
6300-408,Guarda

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  • Castles & Fortresses
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Monuments near Castelo da Guarda / Torre de Menagem

Largo das Freiras, Guarda

Solar Teles de Vasconcelos / Autoridade para as Condições do Trabalho


This building was built by Teles de Vasconcelos family in the 18th century. In the 20th century was here installed the Municipal Library.

Largo Frei Pedro, Guarda

Busto do Doutor Francisco dos Prazeres


Bust of Dr. Francisco dos Prazeres (1849-1918). In honor of the man who guardenses, among other activities, was linked to the construction of the Hospital da S…

Largo de São Pedro, Guarda

Capela de São Pedro


Chapel of longitudinal plant consisting of a nave, a chancel narrower and adossadas, a sacristy and a Bell Tower. Believed to have been built in the 19th centu…

Rua dos Clérigos, 7-9, Guarda

Casa na Rua dos Clérigos


Current architecture building, granite masonry, situated in the historical centre (intramuralhas). The Gothic portal stands out in broken bow.

Guarda, Guarda

Centro Histórico da Guarda


To know this city, start by Praça Luís de Camões, also known as old square. From this heart of the city, located right next to the Cathedral, set off to discov…

Rua General Alves Roçadas, 28-30, Guarda

Edifício do Antigo Paço Episcopal e Seminário / Museu da Guarda


Building with facade with three bodies, being the one in the Center, the Church, surmounted by a pediment in the middle circle that rises above the cornice. Th…

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