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Thread: White Castle ('Castelo Branco'), Sao Miguel island, Azores, Portugal - Aug 2018

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    May 2014
    Cambridge, Cambs, UK

    Default White Castle ('Castelo Branco'), Sao Miguel island, Azores, Portugal - Aug 2018

    White Caste (Castelo Branco in Portuguese) is a small two-storey tower in the shape of a medieval Domus Fortis, crowned by battlements.

    It was constructed by the private owners of the land; date undetermined. It is in a dominant position at the top of a hill and it would have the function of overseeing the surrounding lands.

    Nowadays it is used as a viewpoint (miradouro), from where visitors can see a wide landscape with the Furnas Lagoon on one side and Vila Franca do Campo on the other.

    Last edited by penumbra; 23rd Sep 18 at 17:18.

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    September 2005
    Bristol, UK.


    I think this is the cutest building I've ever seen.

  5. Thanks given by: penumbra
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    January 2013
    People's Republic of South Yorkshire.


    Defo the cutest castle ever, that's for sure! Probably the Portuguese's answers to a folly...

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