Peniche Fortress by Jackx1
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Peniche Fortress

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Peniche Fortress is an imposing military structure, which is worth visiting. A museum is located here (since 1984) depicting the history of Peniche (with pieces of archaeology and local handicraft, for example), as well as the antifascist resistance. This place was a political prison during the dictatorship period. King D. Manuel I ordered the construction of a fortress castle in that place, constantly attacked by pirates, but it was not until the ruling of D. SebastiĆ£o in 1570 that the work was finished. Under the 60 years of Filipe dynasty in Portugal, important works were carried out in the fortress, converted into a true war square.

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