City of Torres Vedras - Portugal

Castle of Torres Vedras

 

 

"The ruins of Torres Vedras Castle stand above the town and provide a splendid viewpoint. It is thought that the Romans were the first to be involved in this fortification, which the Moors rebuilt and enlarged. After the Reconquest, the castle took its final shape under King Afonso Henriques. King Manuel I restored the castle in the 16th century and added the ogival entrance that can be seen today. Greatly damaged in the Napoleonic invasions of the early part of the 19th century, the walls have since been restored."

http://www.aportugalattraction.com/portugal-attractions/torres-vedras-castle.htm

 

 

City of Torres Vedras

"Torres Vedras (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈtoʁɨʒ ˈvɛðɾɐʃ]) is a municipality in the district of Lisbon, Portugal, approximately 50 km north of the capital Lisbon, in the western part of the Centro region".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torres_Vedras

Flash-Slide of Torres Vedras

 

Caricature of Cristiano Ronaldo - Carnival of Torres Vedras 2011

 

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