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Almeida Fortress
Vila Fortificada de Almeida
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Almeida, Portugal

1641–1680
Military architecture
French Military engineers: Pierre Gilles de Saint-Paul (active: c.1641–1651), Pierre Garsin (active: 1645–1646); Portuguese military engineer João Saldanha e Sousa, (active: c.1641–1650); Portuguese contractor: David Álvares; Portuguese military engineer: Miguel Luis Jacob (1762)
Almeida Fortress is a large military fortification conceived to endure artillery attacks. It has a star-shaped ground plan with six main bastions, and the citadel is entirely surrounded by a wall.

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Historical and Artistic Introduction