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Moura Castle walls

Moura Castle walls

Not a lot remains of the 13th century Castelo de Moura. The castle was built during the rain of Dom Dinis on the site of a Moorish citadel following the reconquest of the Alentejo. However the castle was largely destroyed by the Spanish Duke of Osuna in the 17th century Restoration War.


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Moura is a large town in the thinly-populated (and relatively impoverished) Alentejo region. The town is supposedly named after the Moorish Princess Moura Saluquia. Legend has it that Saluquia threw herself from one of the...

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