Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

Distances in Different Routes between Cities in Portugal: Lisbon to Almeida

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

Villa Nova da Rainha

1

Muro do Conde de Aveiras

1

Cartaxo

1

Ponte Secca

1

Santarem

1

As Barrocas

1

Ponte de Aveila

1

Ponte de Almonda

1

Golegam

1

Cardiga

1

Tancos (Cross Zezere River on Bridge of Boats)

1

Punhete

1

Abrantes

2

Villa de Rey

5

Cardigos

2

Corticada

2

Sobreira Fermoza

1

Monte Gordo

2

Sazedas

1

Castello Branco

3

Alcains

3

Lardofa

1

Atalaya

1

Quarta

1

Capinho

2

Peraboa

1

Caria

1

Belmonte

1

Guarda

4

Joao Bragal

1

Vigeira

1

Pinzio

1

Freixo

1

Adea Nova

1

Almeida

1

Total

59.5

Note:  This was considered the best route to Almeida.

Source: Eliot, William G. A Treatise on the Defence of Portugal. London: T. Egerton, 1811.  pp. 286, 290

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: November 2008

 

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