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The town of Albuquerque retains its magnificent and colossal wall, a relic of its warlike and strategic past, and whose defence and location was coveted as much by Spaniards as by the Portuguese. In the XVII century, and especially during the occupation of the square by the Portuguese between 1705 and 1716, the defences of Albuquerque underwent changes. These basically consisted in extending bastioned structures as per what was demanded by modern artillery. All of the constructions are made by masonry, leaving the ashlars in the most necessary places: corners, reinforcements, doors etc. The doors leading to the fortified ground of Valencia are flanked by two 13 metre high cylindrical towers and by the Puerto de Belén, which has square foundations and it situated opposite the church of San Mateo.

The walled zone is found best preserved in much of the south and west sectors, where many turrets are still in very good condition. The northern zone is practically hidden by the houses attached to the walls, where they still keep the defensive towers standing.

 

Today these defensive structures have lost their original function, and their abandonment and the passage of time have removed part of the wall. In the late twentieth century the autonomous government of Extremadura addressed the restoration of the so called ‘Wall of the Portuguese’, the bastioned structure of the XVIII century which travels across a large part of the defensive enclosures.

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icono Puerta de Valencia

a 0.13 Km en Alburquerque

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iconoMedieval Quarter or Inside Village

a 0.16 Km en Alburquerque

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iconoRestaurante El Fogón de Santa María

a 0.21 Km en Alburquerque

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iconoIglesia de Santa María del Castillo

a 0.24 Km en Alburquerque

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icono Iglesia de Santa María del Mercado

a 0.25 Km en Alburquerque

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iconoCastillo de Luna

a 0.26 Km en Alburquerque

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iconoThe Well of Alcántara.

a 0.30 Km en Alburquerque

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iconoEl Risco Extremeño

a 0.38 Km en Alburquerque

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iconoRestaurante Machaco Alameda

a 0.39 Km en Alburquerque

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iconoHotel Rural Los Cantos

a 0.39 Km en Alburquerque

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iconoMocha Tower.

a 0.40 Km en Alburquerque

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iconoTorre de Cabrera

a 0.41 Km en Alburquerque

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iconoThe Clock Tower

a 0.43 Km en Alburquerque

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iconoPuerta de la Villa o de Belén

a 0.43 Km en Alburquerque

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Albuquerque Tourist Information Office

a 0.46 Km en Alburquerque

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iconoChurch of Saint Matthew

a 0.48 Km en Alburquerque

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iconoChapel of Solitude

a 0.48 Km en Alburquerque

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iconoRestaurante Machaco

a 0.54 Km en Alburquerque

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iconoHotel Machaco

a 0.54 Km en Alburquerque

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Ibéricos Maldonado

a 0.62 Km en Alburquerque

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iconoConvent of the Mother of God and Church of San Francisco

a 0.65 Km en Alburquerque

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iconoRestaurante El Rodeo

a 0.66 Km en Alburquerque

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Travel Alvillar

a 0.87 Km en Alburquerque

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iconoRestaurante Asador San Blas

a 0.97 Km en Alburquerque

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iconoRestaurante Rolán

a 1.09 Km en Alburquerque

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iconoRestaurante Castillo de Luna

a 1.95 Km en Alburquerque

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iconoHotel Castillo de Luna

a 1.95 Km en Alburquerque

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