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Castles

Castles and Palaces in Portugal

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Almourol Castle

    Castle located on the small island of Almourol in the river Tejo. A stronghold of the Knights Templar the castle dates back to the 12th century and the Reconquista.

  • Moors Castle - Sintra

    Set high on the Serra de Sintra is the towns oldest monument, the Castleo dos Mouros (Moorish Castle). The ruined ramparts of this ancient castle hug the hilltop, spanning two of its highest pinnacles and incorporating the rocky outcrops into its walls.

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