Lines of Torres Vedras
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Sightseer10641657214
129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Family
This was an exceptionally good visitor centre with detailed and interesting information and film. The fort of st Vincent was also well preserved and worth a walk round. The staff were helpful and friendly. Highly recommended.
Written September 27, 2021
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Kath076
Ladybank, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
A great way to see the countryside by dipping in to the hundreds of forts and defence points built by Nelson in defence of Lisbon. First stop should be the Tourist Information centre in Torres Vedras itself and ask for the guide book; a superb buy at just €1. Then your choice of where to go and when is clearly mapped out. Anyone even vaguely interested in the Napoleonic erase should visit the region.
Written June 24, 2016
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Lynn D
Douglas, UK44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017
The lines were built by Lord Wellington in 1809 -10 to protect Lisbon from the invading French, giving the Anglo-Portuguese army time to train and recruit for the next campaigning season. A line of fortifications was built across the country using natural features and many of these forts are still there to be visited. There are a variety of visitor centres and museums and every one is fascinating.

Not everything is open every day, so I would recommend you take a few days to do this properly and hope for good weather as the views from some of the high forts is spectacular. The visitor centre in Sobral is a good place to start and you can buy a guidebook giving various different routes which can be followed by car, cycle or on foot. You’ll need a car to do a lot of these and a 4 x 4 is a great idea but it’s well worth the effort.

Not all the visitor centres have the material in English although some do, and others provide translations. Make sure you check opening days and times and do get the guidebook or download it, it’s well worth it. After that, have a great time, it’s really worth it.
Written April 18, 2017
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pppLisbon_Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
4WD is advised for some of the Fortes since access is a bit dodgy, even if it is summer take some extra coat since in there in the hills it can be quite windy; expect to be amazed with some of the views; imagine the solders there defending the fortes...
Written September 8, 2014
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adtraveller2016
London, UK122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
The Lines are a great place for history buffs interested in the Peninsula War, but there is much more to the area, including good walks, wine quinta visits and great restaurants.
Written November 21, 2018
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Cres
Lisbon, Portugal507 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Family
The Lines of Torres Vedras were lines of forts built in secrecy to defend Lisbon during the Peninsular War. Named after the nearby town of Torres Vedras, they were ordered by Arthur Wellesley, Viscount Wellington, constructed by Sir Richard Fletcher, 1st Baronet, and his Portuguese workers between November 1809 and September 1810, and used to stop French invasion 1810 offensive.
Written September 20, 2016
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Monino, Russia51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
Torres Vedras is a beautiful tiny city near Lisbon. This year is the European Wine City :)
Go to visit the city. There are a lot of history!
Written October 25, 2018
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veigapaula
Lisbon, Portugal299 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Only if you are a history freak...the majority are covered by grass. And you have to bring a specialist in this period with you
Written October 9, 2021
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