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Torres Novas had a castle, when the Christian forces reconquered the region for the first time from Muslims, but it is believed that the Celts and the Romans, has already had a fortification prior to the Arab occupation.
The capture of Torres Novas byD. Afonso Henriques, only occurs around 1148, have already been conquered in 1135, and has fallen into the hands of the Arabs.

During the reign of Sancho I began workings to strengthen the defense of the castle, meanwhile, was attacked by Muslim forces who arrived to take, where they were defeated. With the recovery of these areas, ongoing work in the palace.

The 1755 earthquake caused much damage to the castle was abandoned and would be damaged during the French invasion. Classified as a National Monument, the remains of the medieval castle are well maintained.

Shooting Data
Nikon D40
2009/12/12 21:49:28.2
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Color
Lens: VR 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 G
Focal Length: 200mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
6 sec - F/20
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-A
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: More Contrast
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: High
Long Exposure NR: On
VR Control: Off
High ISO NR: Off

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