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Dornes

Local Village · Albufeira de Castelo do Bode · 135 m
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The stunning landscapes over the Zêzere and the rich historical and monumental heritage are clear tourist attractions. 
Dornes is a village located on a small peninsula by the river Zêzere, in the municipality of Ferreira do Zêzere. An ancient land - predating the foundation of Portugal, as attested by monuments and archaeological remains – Dornes has been asserting itself as the municipality's first port of call.

The stunning landscapes over the Zêzere and the rich historical and monumental heritage are clear tourist attractions. The Church of Dornes or Church of Nossa Senhora do Pranto, built in the 13th century and rebuilt in 1453 are important visiting points. Here, you will find an 18th-century pipe organ, stone images of Nossa Senhora do Pranto and Santa Catarina, a pulpit from 1544, and the oil painting "Rest on the Flight into Egypt".

Another point of interest is the Dornes Tower, a stonework tower with a pentagonal footprint. Built by Gualdim Pais to defend the Tagus line, it was built on the base of ancient Roman tower and is today considered a very rare example of military architecture from the time of the Reconquest.

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Update: August 21, 2020

Coordinates

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39.770769, -8.269235
DMS
39°46'14.8"N 8°16'09.2"W
UTM
29S 562586 4402570
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