Sunday, August 14, 2011

Castelo de Vide

Another medieval hilltop town loaded with charm, Castelo de Vide has Roman origins and been inhabited continuously since then by the Vandals and later the Moors.  There are even megalithic ruins littered throughout the area.  The town was chartered in 1180. The castel in this Alentejano town dates from the 14th century and at one time had a thriving Jewish quarter complete with a medieval synagogue.

What I love about this city is that life still thrives within the castle walls.  What an amazing legacy that is . . .

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