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Historical Villages - Almeida

A cache by amoreira, adopted by Blue Trekkers Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 2/7/2006
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:


P: Esta cache faz parte de um conjunto de 10 que cobre as Aldeias Históricas de Portugal. Aqui está uma tabela de links para as caches:

E: This cache is part of a set of 10 covering  Portuguese Historical Villages. Here's a table of links to the caches:

 

Portuguese Historical Villages
Village Cache Author
Almeida GCTC0T Amoreira
Castelo Mendo GCPAZT Walrus
Castelo Novo GCGGC1 MAntunes
Castelo Rodrigo GCPKZM MAntunes
Idanha a Velha GCNQZZ PauloJFMartins
Linhares GCPA9C Walrus
Marialva GCPKZJ MAntunes
Monsanto GCNQZY PauloJFMartins
Piódão GCKH23 Walrus
Sortelha GCPKYN Amoreira

 

A História (the history):

P: Almeida é um povoado (actualmente sede de concelho) com origem provavelmente romana. Dos árabes ficou a actual localização e o nome. Foi conquistada no Séc. XI por Fernando Magno, mas reconquistada pelos mouros mais tarde. Foi definitivamente integrada no reino de Portugal no Séc. XIII, quando D. Dinis a tomou. Permaneceu uma importante praça forte durante o fim da idade média e o renascimento. No Séc. XVII, construiram-se as actuais muralhas, mais eficazes nos combates com artilharia. O antigo castelo medieval, situado intra-muros, a oeste, foi destruido durante uma das várias batalhas das guerras napoleónicas que tiveram Almeida por palco.

E: Almeida is probably of roman origin. The moors settled its present location and name. It was first conquered in the eleventh century by Ferdinand I the Great of Castille, but for a short period. In the thirteenth century, Almeida was conquered by the portuguese king D. Dinis. It kept its importance as a military post through the end of the middle ages and the Renaissance. In the seventeenth century, the modern fortress was built, upgrading it to artillery warfare. The old medieval castle, located inside the perimeter of the fortress, to the west, was destroyed during one of the many battles of the napoleonic wars that took place in Almeida.

 

Aerial view of the fortress

A caçada (the hunt):

P: Da Guarda, siga pela A25 em direcção a Espanha, e tome a saída que indicar Almeida.
Depois de visitar os recantos desta bonita aldeia, explore a fortaleza e aproveite para encontrar a cache :)

E: From Guarda, take the A25 highway to Spain, and take the exit to Almeida.
After visiting this beautiful village, explore the fortress and you will find the cache :)

A cache (cache contents):

P: Logbook, stashnote, lápis, afia e as habituais prendas. A cache é um taparuere pequeno/médio.
Não é suposto a cache estar dentro de um saco, se estiver por favor retirem-no, obrigado.

E: Logbook, stash note, pencil, pencilsharpener and the usual gifts. The cache is a tupperware of small/average dimensions


Don't forget:

"Cache in, trash out" and Leave No Trace

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ab gbcb qn sbegnyrmn, dhnfr ab pnagb
Ba gur gbc bs gur sbegerff, nyzbfg ng gur pbeare

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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