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Rua do Castelo, Marvao 7330-114, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful! Standing at the top of the castle feels like you are on top of the world, looking out over years of untouched scenery. The castle is very well preserved!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Laura B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went into the castle at the end of the day. There was no one selling or collecting tickets, so we just walked in with everyone else. Great views and interesting construction. It is built into the existing rocks which are used as part of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JustBeachin55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views are just amazing! It is very well-preserved, beautiful houses and ancient roads, full of history!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 2760Danielaw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The castle is incredible, however the hand carved stone granaries located below the castle are a more compelling attraction. Clusted in a field, these granite structures, dozens of them, resemble small tombs. Elevated to keep out rats & chickens, many are still in use.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank plazeski
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

An eagle's nest. A journey into the past. Breathtaking views. Very good hotels and a fabulous city inside a castle.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carlos R
Reviewed October 28, 2018

This castle is centuries old, and there is a small old town within its wall. You will find restaurants and curio shops and artisan studios there. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JDDL
Reviewed October 27, 2018

If you are in Marvao you can miss it. It is on the top of the hill and you can see 360 from the tower. Long walk up but ti is a must!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Caio M
Reviewed October 20, 2018

with vistas in every direction. Advise that you purchase the combined castle and museum ticket. The castle is very well preserved with beautiful adjoining gardens. You can wall the rampart walls, and as is typical, no railings so mind your step.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wwglobetrotr
Reviewed October 17, 2018

We were really impressed with the fact that it has maitenance and it is in a good conservation state. You can even go downstairs to see the cistern that in case of need would provide water for 6 months. Magnificent views of Marão, sadly we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SoniaP00
Reviewed October 3, 2018

At around 1000 metres, the castle tower gives superb views of the valleys and plains around. What amazed us was the energy and quiet peaceful feeling you get when inside the castle- especially when daylight fades. The sunset from there is very nice! The water...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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