PENELA, Coimbra ( Castelo)

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Castillo de Penela está situado en la localidad del mismo nombre, en la parroquia de Santa Eufemia, Distrito de Coimbra, en Portugal.

En una posición dominante en una colina de piedra caliza, pertenecía a la llamada línea del Mondego, y tenía como función de la avanzada de Coimbra, en el momento de la Reconquista. Junto con el Castillo de Montemor-o-Velho, constituyen el testimonio más importante de su tipo, período, región. Sus paredes se abre una vista hermosa de la aldea, y el Lejano Oriente, las montañas de Lousã.

El origen de su topónimo es motivo de controversia, atribuido por algunos autores a los primeros pueblos celtas. Una tradición local que cuando la conquista por D. Afonso Henriques (1112-1185), para entrar en la ciudad por una estratagema, el soberano habría incitado a los asaltantes exclamando ¡Ánimo! Ya tenemos el pie en ella!. Parece más correcto, sin embargo, para entender Penela como un diminutivo de roca, local elegido para la fortificación primitiva Penela Castle is located in the village of the same name, in the parish of Santa Eufemia, District of Coimbra in Portugal.

In a dominant position on a hill limestone, belonged to the so-called line of the Mondego, and had as a function of the advance guard of Coimbra, at the time of the Reconquista. Together with the Castle of Montemor-o-Velho, constitute the most significant testimony of its type, period, region. Its walls opens up a beautiful view of the village, and the far east, the mountains of Lousã.

The origin of its toponymy is controversial, attributed by some authors to early Celtic peoples. A local tradition states that when the conquest by D. Afonso Henriques (1112-1185), to enter the town by a stratagem, the sovereign would have incited the assailants exclaiming Courage! We already have your foot in it!. It seems more correct, however, to understand Penela as a diminutive of rock, local elected to the primitive fortification.

Penela Castle is located in the village of the same name, in the parish of Santa Eufemia, District of Coimbra in Portugal.

In a dominant position on a hill limestone, belonged to the so-called line of the Mondego, and had as a function of the advance guard of Coimbra, at the time of the Reconquista. Together with the Castle of Montemor-o-Velho, constitute the most significant testimony of its type, period, region. Its walls opens up a beautiful view of the village, and the far east, the mountains of Lousã.

The origin of its toponymy is controversial, attributed by some authors to early Celtic peoples. A local tradition states that when the conquest by D. Afonso Henriques (1112-1185), to enter the town by a stratagem, the sovereign would have incited the assailants exclaiming Courage! We already have your foot in it!. It seems more correct, however, to understand Penela as a diminutive of rock, local elected to the primitive fortification.

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Comments (9)

Mihály Mondovics on August 27, 2012

Looks good! :-)

ZEUS74 on August 27, 2012

este angulo tambien me gusta

like

saludos

asanloj on August 27, 2012

MISI: thanks for your visit. Greetings

asanloj on August 27, 2012

ZEUS El aparcamiento del castillo daba varias opciones. Elegí esta. Un saludo

Antoni F. on August 28, 2012

me gusta un montón esa luz, preciosos los colores, lk

            saludos
asanloj on August 28, 2012

ANTONI, gracias por tus siempre generosos comentarios. Un fuerte abrazo. Antonio

NO VIEWS Xacobeo4 on September 1, 2012

El colorido aparentan diferentes arquitecturas, uncreible su contraste me agrada mucho LF** ,Hay que visitar esos lares, son majestuosos, buen fin de semana

asanloj on September 1, 2012

Muchas gracias por tu amabilidad, amiga REBECA. Igual deseo para ti

Frederic Baiges on June 25, 2013

Me gusta esta foto.

Saludos.

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