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PENELA, Coimbra ( Castelo)

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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  • Uploaded on August 26, 2012
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    by Antonio Sánchez Lojo
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D3000
    • Taken on 2012/08/19 13:56:52
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 40.00mm
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