Castelo de Montemor-o-Velho

The castle is the largest medieval fortress on the Mondego line and one of the largest in the country. Its current appearance is due to a complete renovation carried out in 1331. At this time, a Palace was built for the princesses, a building that was successively transformed until the Manueline period, the date of the last known renovation. The Keep Tower also dates from this campaign by King Afonso IV, topped by pentagonal battlements, with the upper floor surrounded by boulders and elongated corbels. Inside, the Church of Santa Maria da Alcáçova is preserved, a Gothic temple from the 14th century, with three naves and a tripartite apse, which was the subject of Manueline reconstruction works, carried out by the architect Marcos Pires. Highlights include the Gothic images of the Virgin of Ó and the Angel of the Annunciation, works from the 14th century, in soft limestone, by Master Pero, as well as the series of Hispano-Arabic tiles from around 1500.


Rua Infante Dom Pedro


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Monuments near Castelo de Montemor-o-Velho

Edifício da Câmara Municipal de Montemor-o-Velho

Building constructed between 1889 and 1892, the Town Hall of Montemor-o-Velho.

Capela da Misericórdia de Montemor-o-Velho

16th century temple, in popular style, renovated in the 18th century. It features, on the front, a Renaissance bas-relief of Our Lady of Mercy, a work by João …

Fonte do Zé Machado

Source dated 1929 and rebuilt in 2004. This is an old water pump gushing for a pitcher. The sides, features two stone seats.

Igreja de Santa Maria de Alcáçova

Building built in the 11th century was restored between 1490 and 1510. It features a Manueline style with a naturalistic character, already influenced by the R…

Igreja de São Martinho / Igreja Matriz de Montemor-o-Velho

Gothic and Mannerist building, probably dating from the 12th century. It consists of a single nave and a rectangular chancel with a square bell tower.

Convento de Nossa Senhora dos Anjos

Temple belonging to the former convent of the Friars Ermitas de Santo Agostinho. The vault of the main chapel, the windows and the tomb of Diogo Azambuja, test…

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