10/02/2008

#41 - Pelourinho dos Távora


This Pillory is built on a small alley and is partially visible from the main street where houses were built around it. In this alley you can also find a little and quiet restaurant :)

In September 1758, the king D. José suffered an attack. Since then, it has developed a process of prosecution to some families of the Kingdom, particularly the Duke of Aveiro and the Marquis of Távora, persecution that culminated in a trial and an execution in which exceeded all limits of barbarism imaginable. Without opponents, the Marquis de Pombal could freely exercise their power. In January 1759, the Távoras were executed in Belém, in Chão Salgado, where even today there is this pillory.

6 comments:

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

You live in a wonderful city that I love.

sam said...

fascinating history, and lovely photo. Who knows, maybe one day we can get to Lisbon and try that quiet restaurant..... I hope so!

maria elisa said...

Cores fantásticas.Bela foto.

The D in D & T said...

Hi!

Just sent you an email, hope it works for you and let us know if you run into any trouble.

Hope you had a good weekend.

Anonymous said...

What i need now is a cof cof pillory...Nice pillory

Uma por Dia said...

I have no doubt that whoever comes to Lisbon does not regret and find multiple and beautiful corners like this. I am sorry that I can not find out more for lack of time, but I will try :)