Castle of Santa Maria da Feira★★★☆☆
Emblematic of Portuguese medieval military architecture, the Castle of Santa Maria da Feira is one of the monuments that best reflects the diversity of defenses used during the Middle Ages, having been instrumental in the process of Reconquista and autonomy of the County of Portugal. It has been listed as a National monument since 1910.
The Castle of Feira stands on the site of an indigenous temple dedicated to the local divinity Bandeve-Lugo Toiraeco, which was later transformed into a Marian temple. Being a transitional castle, there have been many military adaptations to site's defences over the years. The hilltop location was key in the defense of the castle during the Battle of Titania.
Throughout the castle grounds, there are many signs and monuments dedicated to important events during the castle's history.
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