Castel of Valongo, Evora

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The Castle of Valango is a well-preserved medieval castle located in the civil parish of Nossa Senhora de Machede, in the municipality of Évora, Portuguese Évora.HistoryJorge Alarcão, who reproduced an exact plan of the property, cited the Romans as the original founders, but there were few vestiges to support the theory.Reference to the castle first appears in 1283, from letters of sale between the Infanta D. Leonor Afonso, daughter of King D. Afonso III, discovered by her descendents Pero Anes and D. João Peres Aboim.There were indications that a tower had existed near the site of the castle. In the 14th century cartulary of the Sé Cathedral of Évora, the primitive tower or castle already existed before the construct of the structure known as the Castelo Velho, located on the opposite bank of Ribeira da Valongo on the margins of Alcorovisca. It was Roman mansion along the road.Between the 15th and 16th century, the keep tower was repaired and included pointed tiled roofs, staircase brick and bay windows.In the 19th century, the castle was acquired from the Marquesses of Valada, by their current property-owners.The cracks and faults in the fortifications were cleaned and repaired in 1989, while the fractures were consolidated and reconstructed.In November 2004, a map of the sites risk of deterioration and report was elaborated by the DGEMN Direcção Geral dos Edifícios e Monumentos Nacionais (Directorate General for Buildings and National Monuments).
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  • I crossed near Evora in a beautiful rural setting with trees and a vineyard. It is a small rectangular thirteenth-century castle with four towers of which a keep. Only the walls remain but appear well kept and beautiful scenery.
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  • I loved my visit to the castle of Valongo. One evening, the quiet peace reigned in the hills to your surroundings. Idyllic setting for those who like to photograph the sunrise or the sunset.
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  • The castle dates from the second half of the 13th century. Locally known by its more illustrious name of Castelo Real de Montoito. Inside there are still some Islamic inscriptions visible. That is if one could visit this privately owned castle... Some minor restoration being done around 1990. Since 1910 it is a National Monument. However the castle is nowadays more of a ruin.
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