Alcobaça Castle is a military facility re-built by King D. Afonso Henriques (1143-1185), the first Portuguese king, right after defeating the Moors. Over the centuries the Castle suffered a couple of rehabilitation works until it was ordered it total demolitionby the Queen D. Maria II (1834-1853) in the middle of the nineteenth century…
Aljubarrota’s main street is called Rua Direita (Strait Street) its a mandatory place to visit in Alcobaça’s county. This picturesque street houses several interesting places to take a close look…
Roman Village of Parreitas
Located in Bárrio hill, at Bárrio parish, and above the ancient Pederneira Lagoon, the Roman Villa of Parreitas is a testimony of the Romans presence at Iberian Peninsula in general and in Portugal in particular.
It is believed it was built in 1514, after King D. Manuel I’s (1495-1521) foral attribution to Alfeizerão. The reference of Alfeizerão is from 1147, when King D. Afonso Henriquees (1143-1185) conquered the local Castle.
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Aljubarrota was once one of the thirteen villages of the Coutos of Alcobaça, founded by King D. Afonso Henriques (1143-1185) in 1147. This pillory was built in 1514 after King D. Manuel I (1495-1521) foral attribution, a symbol of administrative e judicial autonomy in that period and a testimony of identity and legacy over the centuries.
Located in the Maiorga parish, one of the ancient Coutos of Alcobaça, since 1313, the Pillorywas built in 1514 after King D. Manuel I (1495-1527) foral attribution. Pillory is a symbol of local administrative and judicial autonomy and works as a symbol the local importance over the year.