J. Gafarot

J. Gafarot

Posted on 09/15/2014


Photo taken on July 12, 2008


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Marvão

Marvão
Marvão is a little Portuguese Village in Portalegre district, Alentejo Region.
The name Marvão comes from an arab warrior called "Ibn-Marwan", that died in 889. He was a lider of a movement that decided to fight the Emirs of Córdova and found a sort of independent Kingdom.
This was the place he choose to build his fortress.

Little is known about the early ocupation of this place. Possibly it was a pré-historic fortification.
There are some thesis that state that this place was in a middle of a dispute between Caesar and Pompeus and was conqered by the army of the first one. The interest in the place was due to a Roman road passing nearby connecting Cáceres to Santarem.

There´s not much information in the invasions period of the Suevos, Visigotic, Muslims.
Between 876 and 877 came Ibn Marwan and in the X Century the place was known has Amaia of Ibn Marwan or the Amaia Fortress.

Marco F. Delminho, Roger (Grisly), Dimas Sequeira, António and 13 other people have particularly liked this photo


22 comments - The latest ones
J.Garcia
J.Garcia
Strong and splendid composition! Contrasts of Colors Shapes Textures are perfect
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
Anne-Marie(Minus)
Anne-Marie(Minus)
superbe.
4 years ago.
Juan Carlos Barilari
Juan Carlos Barilari
Excelente profundidad de campo, definición y colores, Gafarot, saludos!!!
4 years ago.
Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra
this is beautiul
4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Fantastic shot!

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4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Super capture.
4 years ago.
Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira
Belíssima imagem!
4 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
That's amazing. What a beautiful old castle.
4 years ago.
Elene
Elene
Nice old castle shot ,looks still very strong *
4 years ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
Thank you:
Dany,
Judite,
Anne-Marie,
Juan,
Trudy,
William Sutherland,
Don Sutherland,
Francis,
Helena,
Ron,
Maria Martins,
Elene
4 years ago.
Maria Zarębska
Maria Zarębska
Great shot !!!
4 years ago.
J. Gafarot has replied to Maria Zarębska
Thank you Maria !
4 years ago.
X-pose
X-pose
Very interesting place to be!! Good shot
4 years ago.
J. Gafarot has replied to X-pose
Thank you, Anne.
4 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Impressive building and nice shot.
4 years ago.
J. Gafarot has replied to Jaap van 't Veen
Thank you, Jaap.
4 years ago.
Luíz Mourão
Luíz Mourão
Um robusto apartamento de T (muitas) assoalhadas.
4 years ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
IMI insuportável nos tempos que correm. stop. senhorio ausente. stop.
4 years ago.
Jotasantos
Jotasantos
Excelente vista do castelo!
4 years ago.
Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira
Bela imagem, esplêndidas cores e nitidez!
3 years ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
Obrigado.
3 years ago.