Valença do Minho Fortress

Explores the fortress of Valenca do Minho and discover true gems of the world of military architecture on your way through northern Portugal.

Valença do Minho Fortress
Valença do Minho Fortress
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The Fortaleza de Valença do Minho (Valença do Minho Fortress)boasts over 800 years history.

Its origins are related to the construction of a fortress started at the beginning of the 13th century, composed of some walls and a medieval castle.

During the Restoration War (17th Century), the existing fortification became a stronghold in the Vauban style, gaining in size and appearance.

It is currently surrounded by 5 kilometers of walls, which invite to discover authentic gems of the world military architecture.

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Valença do Minho.

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Free admission.

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