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Samora Correia

Benavente  |  Santarém

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D. Paio Peres Correia, a notable medieval Portuguese Christian conqueror of the Reconquista, who was born c. 1205, in Monte de Fralães, parish of Barcelos in Portugal.

During the reign of Sancho II of Portugal, and from 1228 he conducted a military campaign against the Moors in the region of Alentejo, conquering Aljustrel, Alvalade, Juromenha, Beja and Mértola. He then went south to the Algarve conquering Alcoutim, Vaqueiros, Ayamonte, Cacela and Tavira.

In 1242, in Mérida he became Grand-Master of the military Order of Santiago; from here he then entered into the service of Ferdinand III of Castile and his son, the future Alfonso X of Castile.

Some years later, during the reign of Afonso III of Portugal, he returned to Algarve where he took part in the capture of Silves in 1249, thus completing the Portuguese conquest of the last part of the Algarve still in Moorish hands.

D. Paio Peres Correia is remembered in the place-names and street names in many cities and towns in Portugal as Lisbon, Setúbal, Silves, and Tavira, and in Spain as Seville (Triana quarter), etc.

In Portugal, the parish of Aldeia de Paio Pires, in Seixal, and the city and parish of Samora Correia in Benavente, are named after him.

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Towns nearby

Alhandra    (18 km)


Smaller towns nearby

São João Dos Montes    (19 km)

Sobralinho    (19 km)

Poceirão    (20 km)


Other locations nearby

Taxa Fina    (2 km)

Monte do Zé Cadete    (3 km)

Carapereiro    (5 km)

Monte dos Condes    (7 km)

Monte da Formiga    (8 km)

Pancas    (8 km)

Santo Estêvão    (8 km)

Guarita dos Bêbados    (10 km)

Porto Alto    (10 km)

Telhal    (10 km)

Onia    (11 km)

Barroca    (13 km)

Monte da Saúde    (13 km)

Almada    (14 km)

Barrosa    (15 km)

Monte da Foz    (15 km)

Monte do Arieiro    (15 km)

Rilvas    (15 km)

Vale de Junco    (15 km)

Zambujeiro    (15 km)

São Brás    (16 km)

São Gabriel    (16 km)

Vasco Carão    (16 km)

Adarse    (17 km)

Atalaia    (17 km)

Galinheiras    (17 km)

Monte das Figueiras    (17 km)

Monte do Colar de Perdiz    (17 km)

Monte Fernanda    (17 km)

São Francisco    (17 km)

Coelhos    (18 km)

Esperança    (18 km)

Foros do Biscainho    (18 km)

Monte de Lucas    (18 km)

Quinta das Faias    (18 km)

Torrinha    (18 km)

Alverca    (19 km)

Amieira    (19 km)

Carvalhoso Novo    (19 km)

Estanqueiro    (19 km)

Maria do Sizo    (19 km)

Povos    (19 km)

Quinta da Verdelha    (19 km)

Rio Frio    (19 km)

Samouco    (19 km)

Taipadas    (19 km)

A dos Bispos    (20 km)

Biscainho    (20 km)

Mata Lobos    (20 km)

Quinta das Areias    (20 km)


Landmarks nearby

Academia Sporting    (12 km)