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A city located on the right bank of the River Sado, it was once populated by Greeks, Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs - It was of great importance in the Roman period, it was one of the most important cities in the western peninsular and was called Salacia Urbs Imperatoria, known for the manufacture of salt, and its location on the river Sado, which facilitated the flow of products such as salt, oil and others, to other places in the Mediterranean, occupied by the Roman empire - At the time of Muslim domination, from the 8th century onwards, it was the capital of the province of Al-Kasser (name from which the current Alcácer do Sal derives) - The walls of the old fortification were strengthened and the Muslim city was protected with two fences, whose walls crowned by 30 towers formed one of the largest defense bastions in the Iberian Peninsula. Even so, in 1217 it would be conquered by King Afonso II

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