Inside the walled area of the castle of Palmela, donated by D. Sancho I in the 12th Century to the Military Order of Santiago, were carried out major works in the 15th Century, particularly in the western sector, where a church was built and the convent of Santiago was born. Here it would be installed […]
The Fort of Santa Maria da Arrábida or the Arrábida Fort , is situated at the foot of the southern slopes of the eponymous mountain range, dominant southwest of Portinho Arrábida in the north bar of Sado River, in the district of Setúbal, Portugal. It complements the set of eighteenth-century fortifications, raised in the context […]
The Convent of Our Lady of Arrábida, which belonged to the Franciscan Province of Arrábida, is half hidden among the trees in the south of the Sierra de Arrábida side, facing the sea. This construction of the 16th century was once a Franciscan convent. Is now included in the Arrábida Natural Park. The five round […]
The Mua Stone Natural Monument is a natural monument created in 1997 (Decree No. 20/97) 1 in Sesimbra and from 2005 became part of the limits of the Arrábida Natural Park and consisting of tracks with Sauropods footprints.
The Shrine of Our Lady of the Cape Espichel alias (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mua Stone) is located in Cabo Espichel Sesimbra municipality. In the mid-fourteenth century, a chapel was built to save an image of the Virgin, venerated long on top of the cliff where it was found. Around it grew modests homes […]
The Castle´s Church dates from 1165, although only in the reign of Sancho I started the construction of a larger Romanesque church – Gothic called Santa Maria do Castelo. In the year 1165 was created the Parish of Our Lady of Sesimbra Castle. The present church is from the early eighteenth century, 1721, as it […]
At the time of the Christian Reconquest of the Iberian peninsula after the conquest of Lisbon (1147) possession of this region fluctuated between Muslims and Christians. Weakly manned, the fortification of Sesimbra was initially taken by the forces of King Afonso Henriques (1112-1185) on February 21, 1165, that have carried out repairs and reinforcements in […]