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Portugal , Santarém, Estremadura, Ribatejo, Costa da Prata - Ourem medieval castle near Fatima
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The old fortified town tops a hillock, the top of which is occupied by the ruins of a castle. It is a nice place for walks. The coat of arms of Count Dom Afonso decorates a fountain at the entrance to the village.

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  • Collegiate church

    EN356 P - 2490 Ourém

    Going in through the right arm of the transept, a door opens on the right onto a staircase giving access to the crypt. It contains the tomb of Count Dom Afonso, in white limestone in a florid Gothic style. The recumbent figure is attributed to the sc..

  • Castle

    P - 2490 Ourém

    Two spur towers appear on either side of the road. Notice the curious brick machicolations which top the castle walls. Pass under the right tower porch. A path leads to an old underground passage. Staircases lead to a square tower which leads on to a..

  • Basilica

    EN360 P - 2495 Fátima

    Situated at the end of the esplanade which can accommodate more than 300,000 pilgrims, this Neoclassical basilica, dominated by a 65 m high tower, has circular arched peristyles connecting one section to the next. The interior contains the tombs of F..

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