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Reviewed November 21, 2018

The Lines are a great place for history buffs interested in the Peninsula War, but there is much more to the area, including good walks, wine quinta visits and great restaurants.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Torres Vedras is a beautiful tiny city near Lisbon. This year is the European Wine City :) Go to visit the city. There are a lot of history!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Newy123
Reviewed April 18, 2017

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

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank Lynn D
Reviewed September 20, 2016

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

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Cres
Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2016
3  Thank Kath076
Reviewed September 8, 2014

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

Date of experience: July 2014
3  Thank pppLisbon_Portugal
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