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Ponta do Castelo, Carrapateira, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut
N 37° 10.403 W 008° 54.406
29S E 508276 N 4114110
Quick Description: A Moorish settlement, now known as Ponta do Castelo, in the Southwest coast of Portugal
Location: Faro, Portugal
Date Posted: 9/25/2011 7:50:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMCNDZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
Views: 3

Long Description:
This settlement, from the 12th-13th Centuries, was undoubtedly related with exploitation of marine resources, probably with seasonal occupation. Accordingly to the legend, its Moorish name was Muhib.

Recently the area was subjected to a serious archaeological study and at the same time it was provided with a wooden pathway so people can have a close look at the excavated foundations of the village houses.

There is a proper parking spot serving the area.
Type: Remnant

Fee: No

Hours:
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Visit Instructions:
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zefzinho visited Ponta do Castelo, Carrapateira, Portugal 11/2/2011 zefzinho visited it