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Conto de Fadas II - [Monsaraz]

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Hidden : 7/8/2007
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

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Depois do desaparecimento da primeira cache, resolvemos colocar o container desta cache fora das muralhas da vila, num local menos movimentado onde esperamos que fique mais tempo que o anterior :)

Monsaraz

Em Monsaraz respira-se a genuína alma alentejana. Debruçada sobre a vasta planície, a vila parece planar, perdida no tempo, enclausurada nas muralhas do castelo que a rodeiam na totalidade. Um dos locais com mais carisma do nosso país. Hoje, a albufeira de Alqueva que quase o rodeia, atribuiu a este lugar novas características e talvez até, um novo carácter. Se será hoje mais belo do que quando apenas uma vastidão de terra imensa o rodeava não é fácil dizer mas a sua magia, a vontade de respirar bem fundo quando nos encontramos aqui certamente continua a mesma!

A vila de Monsaraz é uma das mais antigas povoações portuguesas, a Sul do Tejo. A sua ocupação data dos tempos pré-históricos, contando-se nos arredores cerca de centena e meia de monumentos megalíticos. O próprio monte onde foi construída a vila foi provavelmente um povoado pré-histórico fortificado, e no Arrabalde existe uma vasta necrópole rupestre pré-romana, de sepulturas antropomórficas cavadas na rocha viva.
A sua posição de vila medieval acastelada, o impetuoso progresso das aldeias dos Reguengos, situadas numa planície de fácil acesso e enriquecida pelo esforço dos moradores, no que respeita ao artesanato Janeiro e da grande lavra das vinha, juntamente com a tradicional fidelidade do ideário montessarense aos princípios políticos do absolutismo, faz com que a transferência da sede do concelho se faça de Monsaraz para Reguengos de Monsaraz, em 1840.

Visite http://www.monsaraz.com.pt/




After the first cache disapeared, we decided to place this container outside the village walls, in a less busy place :) We hope it stays in it's home longer than the previous one

Monsaraz

Perched on the top of a hill, this little known small town is a “jewel in the crown” of the Alentejo, if not Portugal itself. It is a small walled group of dwellings that carefully preserve most of their original charm by retaining the old exteriors and the original quaint slated streets. The inhabitants of the town take particular pride in maintaining its somewhat medieval atmosphere with its few narrow streets that are in parts are quite steep as they fall away to the defending walls. The views from its 13th Century castle walls are panoramic over both the plains of the Alentejo, the waters of the new Dam and views towards the Spanish boarder. The courtyard of the Keep of the Castle has now been adapted and is used as an occasional Bullring whilst the viewing spectators line the castle walls. In the Igreja de Santa Maria da Lagoa is the 13th Century tomb of Gomes Martins Anes, the first Lord of the town.
During the autumn many neighbouring villages in this region use or create a temporary makeshift Bullring as an opportunity for the "local young bloods” to chance their courage. Without any special protection or weapon, they pitch their skill against the charge of the younger bulls that are progressively increased in weight and age during the event.

visit http://www.portugal-info.net/alentejo/monsaraz.htm

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