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Marvao, Portas de Rodao, Aerial view, Portugal

Like almost all first-tier fortifications, it metamorphosed over time, seeking to respond to new war technologies. The abaluartada fortification then reinforced the entrances to the urban fence - Portas de Ródão, Portas da Vila and Postigo do Torrejão - while reinforcing the defense of the Castle in its most vulnerable area: the continuation of the crest to NO. Given the orographic characteristics of the place, the defense of the fortification would only need care in a small number of points. Thus it was thought, still in 1801:

Marvão is a very strong square by nature: built on high and almost inaccessible rocks, it reduces its defense to a small number of points that must be improved, and carefully kept, and that through an ordinary, but effective surveillance in the precise places, in around the remaining circuit of the Square, this can be made impenetrable to the violent and bloody attempts of its enemies.

Copyright: Santiago Ribas 360portugal
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 15968x7984
Taken: 21/05/2019
Uploaded: 28/01/2021


More About Extremadura

Extremadura (Estremaura in Extremadura and the fala). It is a Spanish autonomous community located in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula. It is composed of the two largest provinces in Spain: Cáceres yBadajoz. Extremadura bounded on the north by the provinces of Salamanca, Ávila (Castilla y León), south conHuelva, Sevilla and Cordoba (Andalusia), on the east, with Toledo and Ciudad Real (Castilla-La Mancha) and west conPortugal. Its capital is Mérida (Augusta Emerita old), the city recognized by the Statute of Autonomy as the seat of the Government of Extremadura.

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