Pelourinho de Idanha-a-Velha - Idanha-a-Velha, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob
N 39° 59.785 W 007° 08.618
29S E 658472 N 4429010
Quick Description: The Pillory of Idanha-a-Velha was declared as public interest on October 11th, 1933
Location: Castelo Branco, Portugal
Date Posted: 2/15/2012 3:30:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMDQJD
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member coisos
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Long Description:
The pillory of Idanha-a-Velha represents the old municipal authority of the village, nowadays nearly depopulated, but also the last great effort of the Portuguese monarchs, in effecting the settlement of the locality.

The pillory is there, as a symbol of those real attempts to populate the city. An octagonal shaft, relatively slender, rests on a circular platform of three steps, and is crowned by a capital round, of some artistic and visual impact, decorated with the typical elements of the reign of D. Manuel: the armillary sphere, the royal arms and the Cross of Christ.

From the original decorative project of this pillory, were also part other elements, that the extreme dirt and natural detrition, caused by the erosion of time, make it impossible today to read.

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Designação (Name): Pelourinho de Idanha-a-Velha

Categoria de protecção (Classification): Classificado como IIP - Imóvel de Interesse Público

Categoria/Tipologia (Type of heritage): Arquitectura Civil / Pelourinho

Concelho (City): Idanha-a-Nova

Página do Património na base de dados do IGESPAR (Page of the Heritage at the IGESPAR database): [Web Link]

Wikipedia: [Web Link]

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