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Settled in the Order of Santiago from the 13th century onwards, Sines acquired administrative autonomy on November 24, 1362. Dom Pedro I granted a letter of elevation from Sines to a village interested in its defensive function on the coast, placing the construction of the Castle as a condition.
The Italian Naval School in Sines in the 15th / 16th centuries, the training of shipbuilding engineer for the service of the kingdom, the training of engineers for the other kingdoms of Europe, the creation of the School in Sines for reasons of church policies, the birthplace of Vasco da Gama that opened the door to new worlds for Christianity.