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CENTUM CŒLLI | Old Portuguese Stuff

CENTUM CŒLLI

TORRE CENTUM CELLAS

Torre de Centum Cellas or Torre de São Cornélio.

Monte de Santo Antão, Belmonte, near Guarda.

One of the great mysteries of Central Portugal is the original function of this supposedly Roman building. The stone laying is exact and superb in its severity. The proportions and hierarchy of the openings denote a classical rather than vernacular construction.

 

archived in EXTERIORS BelmontePrisons
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