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Penamacor es una vila portuguesa en el Distrito de Castelo Branco, regi緌 Centro y subregi鏮 de Beira Interior Sul, con cerca de 1700 habitantes.

Penamacor fue elevada a villa en el a隳 1199. Fue a partir del reinado de D. Sancho I cuando la historia de Penamacor se define con alguna certeza. Dicen algunos haber sido esta villa patria de Wamba, el famoso rey de los godos que gobern la pen璯sula desde 672 hasta 682 D. Sancho I, conquist Penamacor a los 嫫abes y reconstruy la ciudad en 1189 y la entreg a los Templarios a la figura del mestre D. Gualdim Pa疄, que la fortific.

El nombre de esta villa, segn una de las leyendas, tiene su origen en el c幨ebre bandido que all habitaba, de nombre Mac皾. Segn dicen, este salteador viv燰 en una caverna a la que daban el nombre de Penha. Con el pasar de los tiempos, el nombre se adulter y se pas a llamarse Pena, dejando el nombre asentado como Penha de Mac皾 o Pena Mac皾.

El desarrollo de la villa a finales del siglo XII, hizo que se construyera un castillo para proteger la frontera portuguesa (Castelo de Penamacor), del que hoy en d燰 hay vestigios y est considerado monumento nacional.
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Penamacor is a Portuguese Vila Castelo Branco District, regi緌 central and sub-Beira Interior Sul, with about 1700 inhabitants.

Penamacor was raised to town in 1199. It was from the reign of D. Sancho I when the history of Penamacor defined with any certainty. Some say have been the home of Wamba town, the famous king of the Goths who ruled the peninsula from 672 to 682 D. Sancho I, the Arabs conquered Penamacor and rebuilt the city in 1189 and gave the Templars to the figure of mestre D. Country Gualdim who fortified it.

The name of this town, according to one legend, originated in the famous bandit who lived there, named Macor. They say this robber was living in a cave which gave the name of Penha. With the passing of time, the name is adultery and was renamed the penalty, leaving the name recorded as Pena Penha de Macor or Macor.

The development of the town in the late twelfth century, made a castle was built to protect the border with Portugal (Castelo de Penamacor), which remains there today and is considered a national monument.

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