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Beja Castle

Beja Castle

Built under the reign of Dom Dinis the imposing castle in Beja is located on the site of an earlier Roman fort. The 36 metre keep can be ascended via a spiral staircase with 197 steps. © istockphoto/brytta


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Inhabited since the Bronze Age, Beja became capital of the Lower Alantejo region under Roman rule in the 1st century and thence known as Pax Julia, after Julius Caesar. The Visigoths renamed it ...

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