Photographer's Note

Here is another photo of this small town. It was shot on the same day of the my earlier posts of the place.

Despite of its small size, the town had some importance in the past and its name appears on several important events of the Portuguese History, mainly in the Medieval Age, because it was headquarters of the Portuguese section of the "Order of Knights of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem", also known as "Order of Malta" and "Order of the Hospital" (Hospitalary Knights), an important religious and military organization that was formed during the Crusades supposedly to protect the pilgrims that went visiting the Holly Land (Palestine). If you have never heard of them, probably you know about their rivals, the fabled Templar Knights.

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Location (latitude, longitude): 39.2869,-7.6447

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Additional Photos by Jose Pires (stego) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4422 W: 612 N: 7301] (24132)
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