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Castelo de Palmela / Convento e Igreja de Santiago / Pousada de Palmela - Palmela, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 38° 33.969 W 008° 54.054
29S E 508633 N 4268638
Quick Description: The Palmela castle is located on one of the highest points in the Serra da Arrábida. It is difficult to get to and was hence ideal for its role in defending the surrounding lands.
Location: Setúbal, Portugal
Date Posted: 4/14/2014 1:26:00 AM
Waymark Code: WMKGZM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member coisos
Views: 1

Long Description:
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"O Castelo de Palmela fica num dos pontos mais altos da Serra da Arrábida. É um local de difícil acesso e por isso ideal para cumprir a sua função de defesa do território.

Durante a Reconquista Cristã liderada por D. Afonso Henriques, primeiro rei de Portugal, Palmela fez parte da linha de defesa a Sul do Tejo. Nessa altura o rei doou os territórios de Palmela, Almada e Alcácer à Ordem de Sant'Iago da Espada para defesa e povoamento. Em 1205, D. Sancho I confirmou a doação e instalou no castelo o Capítulo da Ordem.

No séc. XV, D. João I mandou realizar uma série de obras de restauro, sobretudo na torre de menagem e ordena a construção do convento que virá a ser sede da Ordem a partir de 1443. O castelo sofreu ainda algumas alterações no séc. XVII, sob ordem de D. Pedro II.

Os freires permaneceram no convento de Santiago até à extinção das ordens religiosas, em 1834. Depois de um período de abandono, o edifício foi finalmente recuperado pelo Estado em 1945 e transformado em Pousada de Portugal. O acesso ao espaço é livre."

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"The Palmela castle is located on one of the highest points in the Serra da Arrábida. It is difficult to get to and was hence ideal for its role in defending the surrounding lands.

During the Christian Reconquest led by the first king of Portugal, Afonso Henriques, Palmela was part of the defensive line built south of the Tagus. At that time, the king bestowed the lands of Palmela, Almada and Alcácer to the Order of Sant´Iago de Espada which took on responsibility for their defence and settlement. In 1205, king Sancho I reaffirmed this gift installing the Order´s Chapter in the castle.

In the 15th century, king João I set about a series of restoration projects, particularly focusing on the donjon tower, and decreeing the construction of the convent that would become the Order´s headquarters as from 1443. The castle underwent further alterations in the 17th century, during the reign of king Pedro II.

The Santiago convent remained active through to the prohibition of religious orders in 1834. After a period left abandoned, the building was restored by the state in 1945 and transformed into thePousada (manor hotel) of Portugal. Entry is free."

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Code Number at the IPA Databse: IPA.00004075

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