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Surrounding the castle, the belt of walls of the Bastioned Fortification of Campo Maior is, today, a testament to the evolution of defensive needs in the border area. Expanded in the reigns of D. João II and D. Manuel I and, subsequently, during the War of the Restoration, for military reasons and due to the population growth, the fortification was recently the target of a recovery process that restored its dignity and the greatness of other times. The intervention recovered 1600 meters of wall and had the particularity of using traditional techniques and methods.