Praça Forte de Valença

These fortifications dating from the 17th century and were built to cope with struggles for independence. Was one of the most important strongholds in the country. Currently there are four doors and twelve bastions, built up in different times. On the terraces you can see old pieces of artillery. It was remodeled in 1640.

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Fortaleza de Valença
4930-619,Valença

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  • Easy external parking
  • Castles & Fortresses
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Monuments near Praça Forte de Valença

Alminhas de Nossa Senhora do Carmo


Shrines in honor of Nossa Senhora do Carmo, neo-Baroque style, showing caution, double-contracurvada cornice constructive, a defining the niche and the other s…

Capela de São Sebastião / Capela do Senhor do Encontro


The chapel of St. Sebastian represented the last of the four steps of the Via Sacra of Valença. The Chapel, despite the simplicity, presents simple longitudina…

Capela do Bom Jesus


Baroque chapel with Rococo elements, longitudinal plant, consisting of nave and chancel. The project was designed by military engineer Manuel Pinto de Vilalobo…

Casas com nichos na Rua Conselheiro Lopes da Silva


House located in the intramuros core of the fortress of Valença, characterized by their niches.

Chafariz da Praça da República


Fountain, in Mannerist style, characterized by its pyramidal structure and decor designed to detail. Stands out for its combination of lower Cup opened with ei…

Edifício dos Paços do Concelho de Valença


Political and administrative architecture building, neo-classical, simple rectangular plant, with two storey façades. Is characterised by its sobriety and simp…

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