Campo Maior Castle

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Campo Maior Castle

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Address: (primeiras fortificações; transformação praça forte) – Campo Maior, PortalegrePortalegre
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Categories: Castles


One of the examples of defensive modernizations of the Restoration War, was designed by Nicholas of Langres, the chief engineer of the fortifications of the Alentejo.

The Castle of Campo Maior (Portuguese: Castelo de Campo Maior) is a medieval military fortification, in the civil parish of São João Bapista, municipality of Campo Maior, part of a first line of defense in the Portuguese Alentejo, oriented towards Spain, in conjunction with the military forts of Ouguela, Elvas, Olivença and Juromenha. It is a walled bulwark of the modern era, highlighted by a Renaissance-era window in the northern tower of the castle. It has been listed as a National monument since 1911.

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