Lines of Torres Vedras


The Lines of Torres Vedras were lines of forts and other military defences built in secrecy to defend Lisbon during the Peninsular War. Named after the nearby town of Torres Vedras, they were ordered by Arthur Wellesley, Viscount Wellington, constructed by Sir Richard Fletcher, 1st Baronet, and his Portuguese workers between November 1809 and September 1810, and used to stop Marshal Masséna's 1810 offensive. The Lines were declared a National Heritage by the Portuguese Government in March 2019.


Location" Location: Lisbon District, Portugal Portugal
Open Access Visit Type: Open Access
Co-ordinates" Co-ordinates: 39.030680, -9.232230


Nearby Locations

Fort of São Vicente Portugal5.13 milesNNW
Fort of Alqueidão Portugal5.29 milesSE
Fort of Casa Portugal14.34 milesSE
Castelo dos Mouros Portugal18.50 milesSSW
Park and National Palace of Pena Portugal18.82 milesSSW
The Castelo de São Jorge Portugal22.60 milesSSE
Lighthouse of Cabo de São Vicente Portugal139.18 milesS
Information correct as of 26/07/2020