Garden in Santo Aleixo da Restauração (Moura, Portugal) Picture in HDR.
Village in the municipality of Moura, District of Beja (Alentejo) with parish seat of 179.53 km ² and 842 inhabitants (census 2001). Density: 4.7 inhabitants / km ².
It is believed that St. Aleixo was inhabited 3 to 4 thousand years BC, proof is in the Antas or tanchées stones and Dolmens in the region. Another fact that leads us to believe in the existence of other people are the Paleolithic and Neolithic relics that have been found.
In 1252 St. Aleixo was already there. Was then called Camp Bucks and was inhabited by farmers and Noudar Moura. St. Aleixo is considered the Restoration Village Restoration War hero of Portugal due to the great events of the War of Acclamation, particularly in the battles of 6 October 1641, 12 August 1644 and May 31, 1704, in which the Castilians attacked the village and its inhabitants defended themselves heroically in the churchyard. Are visible two guns used in these wars. Before the war the village would have a wall dropped into contention.
By Decree No. 41093, published in the Government Gazette No. 102 - Series I - 3 May 1957, the parish of St. Aleixo, the municipality of Moura, was renamed to St. Aleixo of the Restoration.
The village is located on Highway Moura - Barrancos Safara soon after.
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