Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

Distances in Different Routes between Cities in Portugal: Lisbon to Ponte de Lima via Barcellos

Note: 1 League = 3 Miles or 4.8 Kilometers

Location

Distance in Leagues

Sacavem (Flying Boat)

1.5

Povoa

1

Alverca

1

Alhandra

1

Villa Franca de Xira

1

Povos

1

Castenheira

1

Carregado

1

Otta

1

Tagarro

2

Venda da Aqua

1

Venda de Palhoca

1

Venda de Costa

1

Candieiros

2

Muliano

2

Carvalhos

2

Chao da Feira

1

S. Jorge

1

Batalha

1

Leiria

2

Venda dos Machados

1

Venda do Galego

1

Bouca

1

Venda Nova

1

Pombal

1

Venda do Diabo

1

Redinha

1

Condeixa

3

Coimbra (Crossing Mondego River on Bridge)

2

Fornos

1

Carquejo

1

Mealhada

1

Pedreira

1

Avelans

1

Aguada

1

Sardao

1

Ponte do Vouga (Bridge over the Vouga River)

1

Albergaria Velha

1

Albergaria Nova

1

Pinhero da Bemposta

1

Oliveira de Azemeis

1

S. Antonio de Arriffana

1

Souto Redondo

1

Grijo

1

S. Antonio dos Caralhos

1

Gallega (Cross Douro River on Bridge of Boats)

1

Oporto

1

Senhor do Padrao

1

Moreira

1

Nove Irmaos

1.5

Magdalena

.5

Cazal de Pedro

1

Ponte de Arcos

.5

Ponte de Mulher Morta

.5

Cacabaya

1.5

Barcellos (Cross the Cavedo River on Bridge)

1

Senhoa de Portella

1

Senhoa Apparecida

1

Portella de S. Estevao

2

Ponte de Lima

1

Total

69

Note: If you go to Ponte de Lima via Golegam and Oporto, the route is only 65 leagues.  However, the country about Golegam is flat and in the rainy season it can be impassible.

Source: Eliot, William G. A Treatise on the Defence of Portugal. London: T. Egerton, 1811.  pp.  287  – 289

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: November 2008

 

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