Loulé Castle

Loulé

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Archaeological research proved that the region of Loulé has had human occupation since prehistoric times.

The Castle was built after the Christian reconquest, probably in the 13th century, however some years after started to get degraded due to the strategically lack of importance of the region.

With the big earthquake of 1755 the Castle suffered a rude strike and got more and more degraded, and also the areas close to the Walls started to be occupied domestically, changing the Castle’s military appearance.

The Loulé Castle is classified as a Portuguese National Monument and has had restoration works to preserve its history in all possible ways.

Currently function in the interior of the castle an Archaeological Museum and a municipal Library.

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