CASTLE OF ALBA DE TORMES – SALAMANCA
On November 26, 1809, the French troops under the command of Kellerman defeated the Spanish army led by the Duke of Parque. Of the Castle of the Dukes of Alba, the Torre del Homenaje (Keep) of the six towers that it once had is still preserved today.
C. Castillo, s/n, 37800 Alba de Tormes, Salamanca
+34 923 30 00 24
BATTLEFIELD OF ARAPILES – SALAMANCA
On July 22, 1812, the hills of the Salamanca municipality of Arapiles witnessed the defeat of the French army under the command of General Marmont.
C/ Salas Pombo, 20. Arapiles. 37796 Salamanca
+34 923 288 779
TOURIST OFFICE OF ALMEIDA – PORTUGAL
Napoleonic troops invaded this historic city to conquer the Iberian Peninsula. In the tourist office you can consult detailed information about this period, the events and historical recreations that take place.
Portas de São Francisco 6350-130 Almeida
+351 271 570 020
MILITARY MUSEUM OF ALMEIDA – PORTUGAL
The Military-Historical Museum of Almeida occupies the old “Casamatas” of Almeida, subway galleries of the 18th century that were built for military protection and contain twenty rooms and corridors. The museum is an interactive and multimedia space that reconstructs the History of Portugal, with special emphasis on the Peninsular Wars, the invasion and the Siege of Almeida.
Rua da Muralha6350–123 Almeida
+351 271 571 229
PALACE OF THE ÁGUILA FAMILY – CIUDAD RODRIGO
It is one of the largest and best preserved palaces in the city. Its interior, recently restored, is used for cultural purposes, where you can see the exhibition “Wellington against Napoleon”.
C. Juan Arias, 4, 37500 Cdad. Rodrigo, Salamanca, España
+34 923 498 400
BATTLE OF BUSSACO – PORTUGAL
The Battle of Bussaco which took place on September 27, 1810 marks the beginning of the end of the war by inflicting heavy casualties on the French, with minor losses to the Portuguese and British.
Rua Dr. João Lopes de Morais, nº 46, PORTUGAL
+351 231 927464
BUSSACO MILITARY MUSEUM
The Buçaco Military Museum was created in 1910 and inaugurated on 27 September of the same year, by King Manuel II, as part of the Commemorations of the First Centenary of the Battle of Buçaco.
The site aims to give a perspective of the French Invasions and the fundamental role played by the Battle of Buçaco in the blockade of the Napoleonic forces.
Almas do Encarnadouro – Buçaco 3050-201 Luso
+351 231 939 310
LINHAS DE TORRES – PORTUGAL
The Linhas de Torres is a cultural and tourist product with more than 200 years of history. It played an essential role in the lines of defense of the city of Lisbon against Napoleon’s French troops when they tried to advance to take the capital of the kingdom. The Route has two interpretation centers where you can learn more about this historical period, one in Arruda dos Vinhos and the other in Forte da Casa.
Praça Doutor Eugénio Dias, 12 2590-016 | Sobral de Monte Agraço, PORTUGAL
+351 261 942 296
MUSEUM OF THE ACADEMY OF CAVALRY OF VALLADOLID
This imposing building gathers documents, weapons and other historical objects of the Spanish Cavalry. Among the collections you can find paintings, sculptures, weapons and many objects. It also includes a complete library with more than 12,000 volumes dating from the sixteenth century onwards.
Paseo Zorrilla, n.º 2 Valladolid, ESPAÑA
+34 983 35 02 00
BATTLE OF VIMEIRO – PORTUGAL
The battle of Vimeiro was one of the great victories of the Peninsular War. Not only did it put an end to the First French Invasion, begun in 1807, but it also defeated the until then “invincible Napoleonic armies”.
Rua do Monumento, nº 17-A 2530-835 Vimeiro – Lourinhã
+351 261 988 471
HISTORICAL CLASSROOM OF THE CASTLE OF SAN FELICES DE LOS GALLEGOS – SALAMANCA
In the Spanish War of Independence against the Napoleonic invasion, the residents of San Felices will again play a prominent role. The final battle was fought by the town on the outskirts of San Felices, where the French destroyed the Convent of San Juan and part of the Hermitage of Nuestra Señora de la Luz. After a day and a half of fighting they took San Felices and established their camp there until their retreat 3 years later (1812).
C. Toriles, 22, 37270 San Felices de los Gallegos, Salamanca
+34 639 547 046