Perched on a granite crag of the Serra de São Mamede, Marvão’s name is derived from an 8th-century Muladi duke, named Ibn Marwan. Ibn Marwan used the fortress as a power base when establishing an independent statelet (“emirate”, duchy) – covering much of modern-day Portugal – during the Emirate of Cordoba (884-931 CE). The castle and walled village were further fortified through the centuries, notably under Sancho II of Portugal (13th century) and Denis of Portugal.
A shot of a man taking an upclose photo for the central piece in the ablution area with no one there but me of course to take his picture, the weather was sunny a bit but the lighting came very attractive to me
Narrow street with traditional white houses in the medieval village Marvão, Portugal.