Transfers of Possession

Building Activity

Date of Known Existance

(No Date) "It is believed that the primitive human occupation of [this] site dates back to a prehistoric, Romanized castro" settlement

1000

Original Construction Date

(No Date) No documents or testimonies allow for the tracing of the origin of the medieval castle, however, it is believed to date to some time between the 11th and 12th centuries

1640

Destruction Date

Destroyed during the War of Restoration and left in ruins, which have not been "classified or signposted" and were subsequently abandoned

1640

Abandonment Date

Destroyed during the War of Restoration and left in ruins, which have not been "classified or signposted" and were subsequently abandoned

Military Activity

1640

Other Conquest

Destroyed during the War of Restoration and left in ruins, which have not been "classified or signposted" and were subsequently abandoned

Charter/Treaty

1185

Charter

During the reign of Sancho I of Portugal, Portelo received a charter

10/05/1266

Charter

Afonso III of Portugal confirms the charter of Portelo and made it one of the border stations of "Terras de Barroso", entitled to a resident captain who could enlist men for defense of the Crown

Event Sources: Fortalezas.org

Event Research by Brittany Forniotis

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