A castle on the limit

lindoso2 Recently, I got to spend a few days in the Minho region, in the North of Portugal and let me tell that although this is a relatively small part of the country, it is packed with history and things to do and see. You know when you look at a map and think that a small place will have nothing to see and no stories to tell? Don’t let yourself be fooled! Minho is packed with history and beautiful landscapes, making it a mix of brain and beauty! Old churches, monasteries and manor houses seem to pop up everywhere – besides pre-historic remains and landscapes that make you go “wow”. Today I bring you a castle from Lindoso, a town located very very close to the border with Spain, in the area of the Peneda-Gerês National Park, which offers jaw-dropping views of the surrounding area, including the river Lima. This castle, classified as a national monument in 1910, is not big or of very intricate design but it served its purpose of defending the border. It was built in the 13th century and, like so many other fortifications, it went through some modernisation work throughout the times. Near the castle you can also admire a different type of architecture, which will be topic of the next post. Let’s call it… a system that allows you to keep your corn dry and safe from rodents! 🙂 Stay tuned!lindoso1
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  1. […] The castle of Lindoso. The castle of Leiria. In some cases it may not be that high above the houses and other buildings, but that’s because of the way those towns evolved as time went by. A good example of this is the castle of Óbidos. The castle of Óbidos. Remember to look up! 😉 (Quick links for blog posts featuring the castles shown on this post: Sintra, Óbidos, Leiria, Santa Maria da Feira, Penha Garcia, Marvão, Lindoso) […]

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