Castelo de Montalegre

Montalegre Castle represents an important point of border defense and ensured, along with the castles of Piconha and Keys, the defenses of the valleys of the Cávado and Tâmega. In 1273, the year of the first Charter granted the Montalegre by Dom Afonso III, the Castle did not yet exist, but in 1281, at least a part of it already stood in Montalegre, according a letter from d. Dinis d. Isabel. In the letter the King offered twelve castles, among which that of Montalegre. In 1289-1331, during the reign of d. Afonso IV, the castle is rebuilt. In the 19th century was placed the clock in all larger circular, becoming known as the clock tower.

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Terreiro do Açougue
5470-250,Montalegre

    Characteristics


  • Easy external parking
  • Castles & Fortresses
  • True

    opening hours


    Verão

  • monday: 10:00-18:00
  • tuesday: 10:00-18:00
  • thursday: 10:00-18:00
  • wednesday: 10:00-18:00
  • friday: 10:00-18:00
  • saturday: 10:00-18:00
  • sunday: 10:00-18:00
  • holiday: 10:00-18:00

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