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Peniche Fortress

Peniche Fortress

Once considered the most strategically important point in Portugal it was King João III who commissioned the construction of a fortress in Peniche. Completed in 1645 it now stands guard over the town' harbour and has been a museum since the 1980s


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Peniche is a coastal town an hour's drive north of Lisbon. Peniche was an island until the sixteenth century, when silt created a narrow isthmus. It has been a busy fishing port since ancient times and retains a...

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