Castle of Montemor-o-Velho

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Castelo de Montemor-o-Velho
Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal
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Type Medieval fortress
Site information
Owner Portuguese Republic
Condition Intact
Site history
Built 1088–1520
Built by Alfonso VI of León and Castile

The Castle of Montemor-o-Velho (Portuguese: Castelo de Montemor-o-Velho) is a Portuguese castle in the civil parish of Montemor-o-Velho e Gatões, municipality of Montemor-o-Velho, district of Coimbra.

It has been listed as a national monument since 1910. It is older than Portugal's nationality (1139).

Since 2014, The castle hosts the Festival Forte which is an electronic music festival set in August.

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Coordinates: 40°10′34″N 8°40′59″W / 40.176°N 8.683°W / 40.176; -8.683