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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A walk up to the castel was quite Nice and a beer at the top to cool down a bit. Extremely Nice view.

Thank Leif A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really good thing to do if the weather isn't too hot and fantastic views. Cemetery is interesting too.

Thank almcilrath
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Steep hike. Stairs. Or by car or bus. Bird's eye view of the town and its harbor, along with the hills surrounding the historic town.

Thank Nizar J
Reviewed July 22, 2018

We had a great time visiting this beautiful castle sitting high above Sesimbra. Its actually more of a walled city. There is a good exhibition in the South tower explaining the history of the place. The place is close to town and best of all...More

1  Thank Stephan M
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Gone for a walk up to the castle. The view is just breathtaking! You have to visit it. When you get there, you can relax with a drink or snack at a little cafe with chairs outside. You will truly enjoy it, it's simply amazing.

Thank siham s
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Great place to explore and see what the castle life would have been like. The views are spectacular and the church is quaint

Thank babsped
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Go early morning or late night for a very special experience alone in the castle. You can climb the walls and get a beautiful view of charming Sesimbra from above. Take the steps/path from the town, some 300 metres height over some 1000 metres run....More

1  Thank quatrofamilia
Reviewed June 24, 2018

The castle lies well above the town but benefits from the breeze from the sea, which is very useful in relieving the periods of hot weather. The small cafe can provide amongst other things a delightful freshly squeezed orange juice. Allow yourself a couple of...More

2  Thank spaghetti1001
Reviewed June 23, 2018

It stands on a steep hill & not easy to reach on foot on a hot day but we did it in August 2014.Great view from the walls,a beautiful church & a lot to see inside.Highly recommended.

Thank veraremzhina
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

If you are in Sesimbra it’s worth a visit and the The Tap House which is inside is a great place to stop too.

Thank rgoold
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