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We (like many others) came upon a set of stairs and were surprised to walk up and find a sort of second level to the town. Very cool, kids loved it! Made us wonder about times past... romantic and old.
This tower was quite interesting! It looked like a fortress and at the same time I found a door that looked more like a prison. I found out that this is a remain of the old Medieval fortifications. However, it was also used later on...More
Torre da Cadeia Velha, has served like his name is telling us as a prison (Torre = tower) and (Cadeia = prison) this until the 1960 of the past century.
From that time they turned into a place with function of Regional Historical Arquiver.
Dating as far back as 1125, Ponte de Lima is known as the oldest Portuguese town. Its ramparts were built on the 14th century and the two remaining fortification towers. as well as a small part of the old walls, can still be seen and...More