donjon of Pinhel Castle was sent to the king gift Dinis, and the structure of the old cerca medieval Pinhel que se encontra bem preservada, having 800 meter perimeter. Just missing a small section that gives the Engineer Largo Duarte Pacheco. The wall now hides now finds himself between the old houses and backyards, opening the doors of St. James, St. John, Morocco door, Door and Door Marialva Alcavar. Between the door and Alcavar the old Village Gate (non-existent), stands taiwan, the tower of the nineteenth century clock. All this conjunto was erected between the thirteenth and sixteenth century. Castle still survive two powerful quadrangular medieval towers that deserve a few words.
Maybe it was built a castle in Pinhel in time of Afonsos and sanchos, but it was the King Dom Dinis, who held one of the most important fortification campaigns Castle Portugal, mainly border with Leon and Castile, nesta região são exemplo os castelos de Tailors, Almeida, Castelo Bom, Best Castle, Castelo Mendo, Castelo Rodrigo, Sambucus, Vilar Maior e Pinhel. Do rei Dom Dinis confirmou a carta foral de Pinhel em 1282 e ordenou a construção da cerca defensiva da povoação e instalou na muralha, six towers with their respective ports. Visited in Pinhel 1285. Visit he repeated in 1313 which confirms the importance of the time Pinhel. Restam duas torres defensivas da cerca, Torre da Porta da Vila ou da Prisão Velha e a torre de São Tiago.
During the succession crisis 1383-1385, Pinhel, He placed in the Master of Avis, and for this reason, foi das primeiras localidades a ser saqueada na primavera de 1385, quando as forças castelhanas invadiram Portugal, crossing the Beira Alta, de Almeida Viseu.
While on 1510 o rei Manuel I confirmou o foral de Pinhel, as torres foram reparadas e consolidadas a cargo de John Ortega, of Penamacor. Later, in 1810 during a Peninsular War, a cidade e seu castelo foram ocupadas pelas tropas napoleónicas comandadas pelo general Louis Henri Loison, a lever.
A torre de menagem do castelo de Pinhel (*)
A donjon Castle Pinhel, a North (*) has about thirty feet high, three records and high port entry, at first floor level, which is acceded to by means of a retractable stairway. King Dinis time gift, a torre tem ainda Tem dois balcões com mata-cães e uma gárgula a exibir o seu traseiro para o antigo reino de Castela e Leão e um siglamento interessante. No tempo do rei dom Manuel I foi construída uma sala com abóbada polinervada, que tem uma a mais bela janela manuelina da Beira Interior; this of extruded, will double, com três colunelos quinhentista com arquivoltas naturalistas das ramagens e decorada por um elefante e um leão em ação, mas com algumas deformações anatómicas porque de forma maravilhosa o escultor nunca viu nenhum destes animais ao vivo; the sill still have one cruciform embrasure.
The keep the Pinhel Castle Unfortunately was debased by IPPAR when in 1990 a port opened at the base of the tower, destroying one wall of poico.
A torre prisão do Castelo de Pinhel
South of the castle tower of Pinhel, which was arrest, with the connivance of the local council, let execrable build a building near the Medieval tower. This deve mau building be demolished, ainda para mais não estando a ter qualquer utilidade. This has the detail outdoor noteworthy, dating to the early building (fourteenth century) a Romanesque window, with pillow archaic download.
The tower has three records with quadradada plant topped with merlons. The tower served as prison, has inside the slender spiral stairs to the terrace where you can enjoy a wide scenario.
The picture is nice and wide. The profile of Sierra Marofa is designed with clarity.
The quartzite hills is a real compass in the region wedged between hills successive fillets, poor, tristonhos, full of olive groves and vineyard.
Still worthy of record are still the cisterna castle and huge Bombard (symbol of the people of Pinhel) and the gift reign of John II.
Feels good walking throughout the battlement the perimeter fence, involved in this vibrant light, on land that need the help of all of us.
Additional Notes:Here is an article about remodeling Pinhel.