Consolação Fortress

The Fortress of Nossa Senhora da Consolação, built by order of D. João IV in 1641 and, according to inscriptions in its main gate, finished in 1645, is integrated into a an ample defence and fortification strategy for the coast line of the Peniche region, with great improvements after restoration.
This fortification built under the Nossa Senhora da Consolação Hill, was inserted dominantly over the South Bay of the Peniche isthmus. It was with its powerful artillery, whose reach crossed the reach of the artillery from the Peniche Fortress, an important obstacle to any hostile landing in the shore of this bay, a place where earlier the British army had landed in 1589, led by D.António, Prior of Crato.

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Largo Nossa Senhora da Consolação
Atouguia da Baleia 2525-433 Leiria PT
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