Facts in brief:
Located in north central Portugal; under control of Moors until retaken by Alfonso III of Asturias and Leon in 878; fell to Ferdinand I of Castile 1064; birthplace of six medieval kings; noted for polyphonic music in early 1500s; publishing house was established 1800s.
Courtesy of Getty Thesaurus of Geographic NamesTM
( TGN )
Copyright © 2000
The J. Paul Getty Trust. All rights reserved.
You are visitor no.