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This site was a fortress of the Lusitan Aravos tribe, which was later occupied by Romans, Visigoths and Moors. In 1063 it was reconquered by Fernando Magno, king of Leon and Castille. D. Afonso Henriques, the 1st king of Portugal, gave him the Letter of Provincial and began construction of the castle. In the fifteenth century, D. Afonso V granted him the title of county, and D. Vasco Fernandes Coutinho received the title of 1st Count of Marialva. In 1758 with the sentencing to death of the Marquis of Tavora, mayor of the village at that time, begins to decay Marialva. From its grand past left these beautiful ruins.

(P) Foi este sítio um castro Lusitano, da tribo dos Aravos, que posteriormente foi ocupado por Romanos, Visigodos e Mouros. Em 1063 foi reconquistado por Fernando Magno, rei de Leão e Castela. D. Afonso Henriques passou-lhe Carta de Foral e iniciou a construção do castelo. No século XV, D. Afonso V concedeu-lhe o título de condado, tendo D. Vasco Fernandes Coutinho recebido o título de 1º Conde de Marialva. Em 1758 com o sentenciamento à morte do Marquês de Távora, alcaide da vila nessa época, começa a decadência de Marialva. Do seu grandioso passado restam estas belas ruínas.

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Comments (58)

MarekEwjanStachowski on October 20, 2012

very nice picture - I like it
greetings from Poland
– Marek Ewjan S.

kijimuna on November 5, 2012

Wonderful photograph. Very interested place.


Greetings from Japan, Kijimuna

warabi hatogaya on November 8, 2012

Harmonia esplêndida que um céu nublado profundo e jogo de ruínas elegante.LK44

Peter van Lom on November 10, 2012

L; great shot...cheers!

Buts Yuri on November 16, 2012

VERY NICE SHOT!!! LIKE-46! Greetings from Ukraine! Yuri.

odeveld on November 17, 2012

Interesting and taken with a good point of view! L! With friendly greetings from Belgium, Odeveld

jvsphoto on November 21, 2012

Beautiful image!

Lloret on November 22, 2012

nice place, well captured, LIKE

Mojzer László on January 4, 2013

Hi frantunes! Beautiful picture. Sincerely: Laci LIKE FAV.

© PiGi'Franco on January 20, 2013

Really a beautiful picture, frantunes! I like very much.

Greetings from Italy. PiGì

Martin Lowack on January 21, 2013

Beautiful scene and composition! L+F

Nelly T on February 6, 2013

A very beautiful picture. L!


Remzi AYDIN on March 13, 2013

Photo gallery is very nice. I've added to my favorite photographers. Greetings.Remzi AYDIN , LIKE.

ags83642 on March 21, 2013

More wonderful stone work. Great place and photo. Greetings, Greg.

pedro car on May 1, 2013

Agradable conjunto me gusta saludos cordiales

zhsv on June 5, 2013

| | | LIKE !
۰• ۰ Regards from Minsk. zhsv

majasa on October 23, 2013

Very beautiful photo, nice place. LIKE 59 Greetings,majasa

Misticita on August 10, 2014

Espetacular! Like.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 13, 2012
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    by Filipunes
    • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
    • Taken on 2012/04/10 10:59:24
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash