Castelo de Ourém

The castle walls remain, two doors (of the village and the Santarém) and some towers. The old Palace is a monumental residential tower of the 15th century. Plant composed of rectangular main body and two turrets inserted on the wall of the village. The curtain wall that unites the turrets, crowned by way of round, is torn by arched door broken abroad, down inside. Without cover, are visible in the interior, where Corbels supporting the beams of the floors and ceilings. Still inside the enclosure, there is a large cistern. The Muslim Castle would have been conquered by the King of León and Castile and retaken by the Saracens. Later, d. João I gave the title of conde de Ourém, the Constable Nuno Álvares Pereira, but it was his grandson, Dom Afonso of Braganza, which contributed to the renovation of the Castle-residence and its collegiate church.

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Antiga Vila de Ourém
2490,Ourém

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Terreiro de Santiago


Along the walls and with views of the city.

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Edifícios das Antigas Prisões / Solar de Baco


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