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  • Guimaraes Castle

    Imposing 12th century castle built on the site of earlier fortifications. The castle was the official royal residence from 1139 until the 13th century. Now classified by UNESCO, as World Heritage

    Guimarães
  • Faro City Walls - Cerca Seiscentista

    Faro's ancient city walls (Muralhas de Faro), parts of which form a broken ring around Faro’s compact Cidade Velha (Old Town) have an interesting history, reflecting the town's tumultuous past.  The Romans, who called the town ...

    Faro
  • Leiria Castle

    Impressive 12th century castle overlooking the town. The castle was built to defend against reconquest by the Moors, and this did indeed happen on 2 occasions. The castle also contains a 15th century palace within its walls

    Leiria
  • Cidadela de Cascais

    This 15th century citadel, overlooking Cascais marina at the mouth of the Tejo Estuary, has played a crucial role in the history of Portugal, having witnessed fights against pirates as well as battles against Spanish and French forces.

    The...

    Cascais
  • Ourem Castle

    Imposing hilltop castle which dominates the medieval town below. Founded in the 12th century there is also a 15th century palace within the walls.

    Ourém
  • Sesimbra Castle

    The North African Moors, mainly originating from Morocco, occupied southern and central Portugal from 8th until 12th/13th centuries.  It was they who first built a fortress above the picturesque fishing village of Sesimbra...

    Sesimbra
  • Braganca

    13th century citadel surrounded by 15 towers. In the centre is the 33 metre high keep, the Torre de Menagem

    Braganca
  • Loulé Castle

    The castle at Loulé formed what would have been the northwestern corner of the city walls. What remains of the original castle are the gate tower and three further towers along with the walls that connect them. All seem in remarkably good...

    Loulé
  • Pinhel old town and castle

    Once important castle located on a hilltop overlooking the Côa river Valley

    Guarda
  • Tavira Castle

    There is no entrance fee to explore the well-preserved ruins of Tavira Castle and visitors will be rewarded with a well-tended garden within the walls of the ruin and some exceptional views of the town and river.  You won't find...

    Tavira

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