Castle of Santo Estêvão, in Santo Estêvão, Chaves

The castle of Santo Estêvão is in the parish of the same name, and still contains a defensive tower with battlements and narrow windows for archers, and which, together with the tower of the church in the same town, formed a defensive complex for the valley. In 1258, the population of Santo Estêvão received a charter from Afonso III, and the tower is thought to have been built during the reign of Sancho I. The tower was declared a national monument in 1939.

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