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The lines were built by Lord Wellington in 1809 -10 to protect Lisbon from the invading French, giving the Anglo-Portuguese army time to train and recruit for the next campaigning season. A line of fortifications was built across the country using natural features and many...More
The Lines of Torres Vedras were lines of forts built in secrecy to defend Lisbon during the Peninsular War. Named after the nearby town of Torres Vedras, they were ordered by Arthur Wellesley, Viscount Wellington, constructed by Sir Richard Fletcher, 1st Baronet, and his Portuguese...More
A great way to see the countryside by dipping in to the hundreds of forts and defence points built by Nelson in defence of Lisbon. First stop should be the Tourist Information centre in Torres Vedras itself and ask for the guide book; a superb...More
4WD is advised for some of the Fortes since access is a bit dodgy, even if it is summer take some extra coat since in there in the hills it can be quite windy; expect to be amazed with some of the views; imagine the...More