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Castles

Castles and Palaces in Portugal

  • Soure Castle

    Small, simple 11th century castle built to defend against the reconquest of Portugal by the Moors.

  • Penela Castle

    Castle built to defend Coimbra from the potential reconquest of the region by the Moors. The existing structure dates back to the mid 12th century

  • Montemor-o-Velho castle

    Predating Portuguese sovereignty, the castle is a listed National Monument

  • 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

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