Idanha-a-Nova City Of Music of 
 Creative Cities Network of UNESCO
Since 2015
Idanha-a-Nova and Music
History

Throughout the municipality there are numerous traces of prehistoric occupation, as the menhirs and dolmens. The Romans had an important influence, particularly in the parishes of Monsanto, Idanha-a-Velha, Ladoeiro and Idanha-a-Nova, where there was a Roman city.

After the fall of the Roman Empire, Suevi and Visigoths dominated, and it was at this time that the diocese of Egitânia was created.

In 1187, a castle was built by Gualdim Parents.

In architectural patrimony, Egitânia stands out as one of the most important cities of Lusitania in 534, where there are still sections of the Roman roads and the Romanesque bridge built over the river Ponsul.

The following monuments stand out for their archeological importance:

The castle from 1187, built by Gualdim Pais, The Mother Church (Igreja Matriz), the Misericordia Church and the Chapel of Our Lady of Almortão (Capela da Senhora do Almortão), built where an image of a saint had appeared. Pilgrimage is held on the second Sunday of May each year. Several stately houses in the municipality still exist.

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Idanha-a-Nova is located in the center of Portugal surrounded by the municipalities of Penamacor, Castelo Branco, Fundão and the Spanish region. It is located 286 km from Lisbon. It is home to one [...]
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The Executive of the municipality of Idanha-a-Nova has made a strong commitment, since the realization of the Local Agenda 21, completed in 2008, to promote the social, economic and environmental de [...]
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Destaque Vinde às Terras da Idanha

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