Castelo de Santiago do Cacém

This castle has a rectangular plan and was probably founded during the morrish occupation. Conquered by the Portuguese crown in 1217, the king Dom Afonso II orderd the construction of a castle on the site and donated it to the religious Order of Santiago. With the passing of the years and after losing its military functions, it went through a decaying process. Inside there are vestiges of a cistern and several constructions.

Contacts


Rua de Santiago
7540,Santiago do Cacém

    Characteristics


  • Castles & Fortresses
  • Visitable (no guide)
  • True

    opening hours


    Verão

  • monday: 08:30-16:30
  • tuesday: 08:30-16:30
  • thursday: 08:30-16:30
  • wednesday: 08:30-16:30
  • friday: 08:30-16:30
  • saturday: 08:30-16:30
  • sunday: 08:30-12:30

Monuments near Castelo de Santiago do Cacém

Praça Conde Bracial, Santiago do Cacém

Pelourinho de Santiago do Cacém


A pillory with polygonal basis and column. The chapiter is square and has a sphre on the top. It was ordered by the Town Council in 1844 and built by José Migu…

Largo do Chafariz da Senhora do Monte, Santiago do Cacém

Chafariz da Senhora do Monte


A fountain that dates back to 1772. In the centre there is a monochrome tile panel of the 19th century with an image of Our Lady of the Hill. In the lateral wa…

Passeio das Romeirinhas, Santiago do Cacém

Capela de São Pedro


The chapel, which burned in 1895, has very simple lines, with a masonry portal and an opening on the fronton, composed of a high altar and a sacristy. Two diff…

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