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in Figueira da Foz
is Mondego Bay, the landing place of the British army in 1808. Santa
Catarina, a small stone fort seized from the French by Portuguese
students, still exists in Figueira da Foz.
km (121 miles) north of Lisbon. 2 hour 23 minute drive.
of the Lines of Torres Vedras exist in reasonable condition, with
some restored to appear as they would have during the Peninsular
War. The great redoubt at Torres Vedras is very impressive.
km (30 miles) north of Lisbon. 45 minute drive.
Point picked by the Duke of Wellington as apossible site of evacuation
of the British army should the war go badly.
km (10 miles) west of Lisbon. 30 minute drive.
small picturesque town that was the scene of the first skirmish
between British and French forces in the Iberian Peninsula. A castle
dominates the area.
88 km (55 miles) north of Lisbon. 1 hour 11 minute drive.
first major battle of the Duke of Wellington's career in Portugal
occurred at Rolica where the village has pretty much kept its old
terrain is unchanged and following the battle on foot is not difficult.
is a large tile map of the battle and a monument to Colonel Lake
of the 29th Regiment.
km (50 miles) north of Lisbon. 1 hour 3 minute drive.
A large battlefield, the site of Vimeiro has been developed, however
key places remain little changed.
is a monument on Vimiero Hill that offers terrific views across
the area of the struggle that ended the French occupation of Portugal.
km (35 miles) north of Lisbon. 1 hour drive.
of the Duke of Wellington's most stunning military victories as
the British army crossed the Douro River under the noses of large
French forces and captured the important city.
km (195 miles) north of Lisbon. 3 hours 17 minute drive.
battle fought on rugged terrain just north of Coimbra, Bussaco is
an easy visit for those interested in one of the most one-sided
clashes of the Peninsular War.
signs of a battle having been fought there still exist and there
is a museum and the structure that acted as Massena's headquarters
kilometres (130 miles) north of Lisbon. 2 hour 15 minute drive.
progress has not treated Badajoz well and the spread of unimpressive
suburbs has surrounded the old town whose walls saw such brutal
fighting during the storming of the city.
of the city's walls have survived, including the three breaches
eventually forced by Wellington's men, as have the three outlying
forts of the stronghold.
main last-stand point known as the "castle" is well preserved
and there are nearby areas filled with old narrow streets and the
km (136 miles) east of Lisbon. 2 hours 41 minutes drive.
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