Paço de Giela (Palace of Giela)

Arcos de Valdevez
Description
Classified as a National Monument since 1910, the Palace of Giela is a remarkable example of medieval and modern private civic architecture. Its origin, such as the old Castle of Santa Cruz, is profoundly linked to the origin and formation of Valdevez land. When the castle ceased to operate as a strategic point, the building of the "tower-house" of Giela marks a new era for the protection and stately and regal dominion over the area.
The medieval tower and the residential building with “Manueline” windows and a fort entrance is currently visible.

The tower was probably built in mid-14th century. Towards the end of the 15th century and beginning of the 16th, the residence area is built, being completed by 1573. In 1662 the Portuguese artillery causes serious damage to the building by the dismissal of the Spanish General Pantoja. During the 17th and 18th centuries several changes were made to the residential structure, starting from the 19th century a period of decline and abandonment. In 1999 the property is acquired by the local town municipality.

Location: Arcos de Valdevez
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