In Belmonte Visit the Belmonte Castle, built in the late 12th century on the Esperança hill that dominates the landscape and was part of the Alto Côa defensive line. Later, it was transformed into a fortified manor house, where Pedro Álvares Cabral lived the first years of his life. In 1500 he commanded the second armada to India, during which Brazil was officially discovered.
Belmonte has one of the oldest Jewish communities still existing in the country, attested by a synagogue dating from 1297. In Belmonte you will find the old Jewish quarter and the Jewish museum.
Let yourself be enchanted by the mysteries of the Centum Cellas Tower, a singular monument that throughout generations has aroused interest and has generated several theories about its origins and by the Roman Ruins of Quinta da Fórnea, traces of the Roman occupation in the region.
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Sortelha is one of the oldest and most beautiful villages in Portugal, having kept its urban and architectural physiognomy unchanged, being considered one of the best preserved villages. The foundations are of medieval origin and the village was reborn due to the defensive needs in this part of the territory.
Inside the castle, the Keep stands out. Below it is the cistern, which served the water supply, and a small hidden door. Around it is the wall that seems to embrace all the houses that have been growing, among huge stones.
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