Fortifications

Important relics remain of the three perimeter walls which successively protected the town. In particular, you will see some remains of the Roman perimeter wall from the 1C, which was reinforced by the Visigoths in the 7C between the palaces of the dukes of Cadaval and the counts of Basto. The 14C medieval perimeter wall bordered the town to the north and the west, and the fortifications built in the 17C in the Vauban style bound the public gardens to the south of the town.

Useful information

Address : 

Largo dos Colegiais

Nearby tourist attractions

Ermida de São Bras
Ermida de São Bras
This is a curious fortified 15C church,
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Public gardens
Public gardens
Walking across this garden, located just
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Praça do Giraldo
Praça do Giraldo
This is the throbbing centre of the town
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Old city
Old city
You can discover the old town on foot.
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Church of Nossa Senhora da Graça
Church of Nossa Senhora da Graça
Built in the 16C in the Italian
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Casa Soure
Casa Soure
This 15C residence was the palace of the
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Ermida de São Bras
Ermida de São Bras
This is a curious fortified 15C church,
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Praça do Giraldo
Praça do Giraldo
This is the throbbing centre of the town
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Old city
Old city
You can discover the old town on foot.
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See all