Monuments to visit near Querença, Loulé
Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal: Brief Introduction
Albufeira is a Portuguese town in the district of Faro, the region and subregion of the Algarve, with around 13 600 people. The name Albufeira comes from the Arabic word البحيرة (al-Buħayra = "The lagoon").
Albufeira is home to a municipality with 140.57 kilometers ² and 38 966 people (2008 ), divided into 5 districts. It is bordered to the northwest by the municipality of Silves, Loulé to the northeast, and south coast has a wide to the Atlantic Ocean.
The medieval Albufeira Castle
What remains of the Castle of Albufeira in the Algarve, located in the city and parish of the same name, Municipality of Albufeira, Faro Distrit, Portugal.
Its ruins are another exemplare of Muslim military architecture in the Iberian peninsula, highlighting
At the time of the Christian reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula, after the conquest of Faro, the town of Al-buhera was conquered in 1250, by the King of Portugal, El Rey Dom Afonso III (1248-1279), and the palace and their fields donated by him to the Knights of Avis, in the person of his Master, Dom Martinho Fernandes (March 1, 1250).
Although there is no information available, it is possible that their defenses have been rebuilt. It is true that the village has developed over the centuries, since the time of The King El Rei Dom Manuel (1495-1521), received Law (August 20, 1504). Although there is also no information, their defense must have been strengthened in this period.
CASTLE WALL Locaiton
It is located at Street (Rua) Joaquim Pedro Samora, which was located one of the gates of the castle wall, door or North Beach.
The wall had two more doors, the main door or the Plaza, which was in the Square of the Republic and the port of St. Anne was named by giving access to the chapel of the same name, located a little lower on the right side of the current office of the Fiscal Guard. Construction that also disappeared during the earthquake of 1755. In the late eighteenth century the cult of St. Anne came to be celebrated in another church with the same name
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