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Castle of the Cheese

Praca Goncalves Zarco, Porto 4100-274, Portugal
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“small museum” (4 reviews)
“old fortress” (2 reviews)
“worth seeing” (2 reviews)
Praca Goncalves Zarco, Porto 4100-274, Portugal
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

This fort is located in the area between the neighborhood of Foz do Douro and the city of Matosinhos. Despite the name there is no connection to cheese (queijo) here. The name apparently comes from the rock upon which it was built that had the...More

Thank Ray V
Reviewed 30 August 2017

At the end of Av. Boavista you find this fort called Castelo do Queijo in Portuguese. That name comes from the fact it had built over a rock with shape of a cheese. Inside there are a small cafe, a small museum, a small 2nd...More

1  Thank Javi_Varela
Reviewed 26 August 2017

An interesting castle to look around. Main feature is the views and the setting it gives beautiful views up the coast

Thank rainbowdolphin90
Reviewed 27 July 2017

It is not a must see, but you can exit here from one of the city tour busses and have a look. Entrance fee is 0,50 €, the view is very nice and the small museum is interesting - so why not?! After that, I...More

Thank Ines B
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We only had a ten minute stop here so could not see a lot. It is a 17th Century Fort overlooking the Atlantic. What I did see was impressive and I would have like to had time to see more. It is however quite some...More

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Can only judge this from the outside, having not had time to make a proper visit, but it seems much like many other castles guarding the coast. Worth seeing, but it is a long way out of the centre, so a special trip would be...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Had a car in Porto, so we drove away from the city center a bit. This is right on the water near the beach area of Porto. We walked around the outside. Didn't pay to go inside. It was OK. I don't think I'd go...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Cool vista looking at the coast line. No historical context or information provided. However there is a cafe inside. Grab a beer or coffee! I might come back here.

Thank mrportland
Reviewed 4 March 2017

If only staying 1-2 days I'd skip coming out here and stay in town but if you take the hop on hop off city tours you'll get a ride up here anyway so worth a 1/2 hour stop off to take a few photos. The...More

Thank Natandjaan
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Had an enjoyable walk along the coast from Sea Life towards Foz. We stopped here to take dome photos after having lunch at a café that looks onto it.

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