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Sesimbra is a municipality of
Portugal, in the Setúbal
District, lying at the foothills of
the Serra da Arrábida, a
mounta...
Close by, on a mountaintop, 240 m (787.40 ft) above sea
level, lies strategically (the ruins of) the Moorish castle. It wa...
Originally a Moorish castle, it
was captured by Afonso
Henriques in 1165, recaptured
by the Moors in 1190, and
then retake...
Statue of Sancho I
The sculpture of King Sancho
I, tailored with regional stone
and limestone from Sintra’s
region, was placed at the
roundab...
Dom Sancho I by the artist Moisés Preto Paulo
Looking down on the town
from 240 metres, the castle of
Sesimbra
provides
spectacular panoramic views
over the Arrábida hi...
The castle model
The castle model
Sesimbra´s Castle is the last
Portuguese coastal castle
built
according
to
the
medieval style with an
irregular layout on ...
Sesimbra church Nossa Senhora do Castelo
The castle is certainly the most photographed monument in the city. It's
in a valley surrounded by mountains with a single...
The
renovation
works
executed between 1936 and
1941 halted a process of
decay that had lasted for the
past four centuries....
The alcazaba was the centre of the Castle's political and military life
Religion was at the centre of the community life
Text: Internet
Pictures: Sanda Foişoreanu
Internet
Gabriela Cristescu
Copyrights of the photos belong to each photographer...
Portugal Sesimbra, the  Moorish  castle
Portugal Sesimbra, the  Moorish  castle
Portugal Sesimbra, the  Moorish  castle
Portugal Sesimbra, the  Moorish  castle
Portugal Sesimbra, the  Moorish  castle
Portugal Sesimbra, the  Moorish  castle
Portugal Sesimbra, the  Moorish  castle
Portugal Sesimbra, the  Moorish  castle
Portugal Sesimbra, the  Moorish  castle
Portugal Sesimbra, the  Moorish  castle
Portugal Sesimbra, the  Moorish  castle
Portugal Sesimbra, the  Moorish  castle
Portugal Sesimbra, the  Moorish  castle
Portugal Sesimbra, the  Moorish  castle
Portugal Sesimbra, the  Moorish  castle
Portugal Sesimbra, the  Moorish  castle
Portugal Sesimbra, the  Moorish  castle
Portugal Sesimbra, the  Moorish  castle
Portugal Sesimbra, the  Moorish  castle
Portugal Sesimbra, the  Moorish  castle
Portugal Sesimbra, the  Moorish  castle
Portugal Sesimbra, the  Moorish  castle
Portugal Sesimbra, the  Moorish  castle
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Portugal Sesimbra, the  Moorish  castle
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Portugal Sesimbra, the  Moorish  castle
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Sesimbra is a municipality of Portugal, in the Setúbal District, lying at the foothills of the Serra da Arrábida, a mountain range between Setúbal and Sesimbra. Due to its particular position at the Setúbal Bay, near the mouth of the Sado River and its natural harbor, it’s an important fishing town, with a total area of 195.0 km2 (75 sq mi) and a total population of 37,567 inhabitants.

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Portugal Sesimbra, the Moorish castle

  1. 1. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/sandamichaela-1991754-sesimbra1/
  2. 2. Sesimbra is a municipality of Portugal, in the Setúbal District, lying at the foothills of the Serra da Arrábida, a mountain range between Setúbal and Sesimbra. Due to its particular position at the Setúbal Bay, near the mouth of the Sado River and its natural harbour, it’s an important fishing town, with a total area of 195.0 km2 (75 sq mi) and a total population of 37,567 inhabitants. Besides professional fishing and sport fishing (mainly of swordfish), the most significant revenues in Sesimbra come from tourism. The town is famous for its beaches, fish restaurants and nightlife. The original name of Celtic origin was Cempsibriga, meaning the Burg (Briga) of the Celtic tribe the Sesim.
  3. 3. Close by, on a mountaintop, 240 m (787.40 ft) above sea level, lies strategically (the ruins of) the Moorish castle. It was taken from the Moors, during the Portuguese Reconquista in the year 1165 by king Afonso Henriques with the help of Frank Crusaders. The battlements afford a beautiful panorama over Sesimbra, its harbour and the surrounding countryside
  4. 4. Originally a Moorish castle, it was captured by Afonso Henriques in 1165, recaptured by the Moors in 1190, and then retaken by Sancho I around 1200. Later the castle fell into disuse and disrepair, a process speeded by the 1755 earthquake. Substantially restored in the 18th century, the 1930s saw the government bring it to its
  5. 5. Statue of Sancho I
  6. 6. The sculpture of King Sancho I, tailored with regional stone and limestone from Sintra’s region, was placed at the roundabout in Corredoura, local government unit of Castelo. The piece by the artist Moisés Preto Paulo was made during the Second Stone Simposium of Sesimbra, held in May 2009, at the Castle, and it represents the settler’s side of Portugal’s second king, which granted Sesimbra its Charter on August 1201
  7. 7. Dom Sancho I by the artist Moisés Preto Paulo
  8. 8. Looking down on the town from 240 metres, the castle of Sesimbra provides spectacular panoramic views over the Arrábida hill range, Sesimbra and its harbour.
  9. 9. The castle model
  10. 10. The castle model
  11. 11. Sesimbra´s Castle is the last Portuguese coastal castle built according to the medieval style with an irregular layout on top of the hill. On the eastern side lies the fortress, made up of the turrets and donjon, while the rest of the perimeter is defined by the village’s wall, featuring turreted gates and it ends with a tower on the western side. The castle model
  12. 12. Sesimbra church Nossa Senhora do Castelo
  13. 13. The castle is certainly the most photographed monument in the city. It's in a valley surrounded by mountains with a single opening to the south, which overlooks the sea and part of the city.
  14. 14. The renovation works executed between 1936 and 1941 halted a process of decay that had lasted for the past four centuries. Exhibition room
  15. 15. The alcazaba was the centre of the Castle's political and military life
  16. 16. Religion was at the centre of the community life
  17. 17. Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foişoreanu Internet Gabriela Cristescu Copyrights of the photos belong to each photographer Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda Sound: Dulce Pontes - Cancão do mar

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