We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Monsaraz Castle and Walls

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Largo do Castelo, Monsaraz 7200-175, Portugal
Phone Number:
+351 963 702 392
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
US$104.28*
and up
Private tour to Évora from Lisbon
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 700 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 99
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
J. Luft

Portugal's answer to the French Eze Village.A medieval castle on a cliff with commanding views of Portugal vinyards.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jack L
,
Fort Myers
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

700 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 135: English reviews
Fort Myers
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Portugal's answer to the French Eze Village.A medieval castle on a cliff with commanding views of Portugal vinyards.

Helpful?
Thank Jack L
Montreal
Level Contributor
219 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the prettiest towns that we have visited. This town is high up on a mountain top and the views in all directions are stunning. Walking through the town you felt taken back in time. There are some restaurants and shops. Unfortunately we got there around lunchtime and the museum and church were closed. There were several... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lizzypumpkin
Lisbon, Portugal
Level Contributor
32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

IIn a fullmoon clear night perhaps one of the most beautifull views in this world. For the August fullmoon is perfect. Go and enjoy

Helpful?
Thank antoniofialhopinto
Silves, Portugal
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We travelled to Monsaraz one late afternoon and what an amazing surprise. We didn't realise that we would find a little village within the castle walls. Just wish we had arrived earlier and spent more time wandering round the little streets and quaint shops. Being near to Christmas time, there were life size images from the nativity scenes and more... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jutifer
Salvador, BA
Level Contributor
114 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Picture a small version of Óbidos, the most known medieval town in Portugal. Add 190km from Lisbon, almost at the spanish border, and a further 60km from Évora, Alentejo's main city, with plenty of attractions. After that, you might ask: is it worth the trip? I asked that myself, and, during a private Alentejo daytour, and fascinated by Évora, I... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Daniel-SSA
Watertown, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The town seems like a very old town on a large hill, almost a mountain. It is the highest point around and you can see it from off in the distance. It is a nice old town with plenty of cobble streets, and is inside large stone walls. There are a few nice shops and restaurants there as well. There... More 

Helpful?
Thank mtmiller03
Florida
Level Contributor
599 reviews
204 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We had heard how beautiful the town was and since it was on the way to our next stop, we visited. It is beautifully kept with fresh white paint and on this oh so low season day, there was plenty of parking though all of it required some fairly steep uphill walking. Our main goal was lunch and, in spite... More 

Helpful?
Thank solomon5
Newport News, Virginia
Level Contributor
482 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We spent a delightful afternoon in Monsaraz. It is beautiful on approach and even more lovely views from inside the walls looking out over the countryside. Very peaceful and not overly crowded. Stunning view of the man-made lake in the distance. Only about 40 minutes from Evora. Neat shops and restaurants to explore. Definitely worth a visit.

Helpful?
1 Thank virginian9
London
Level Contributor
114 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The tower is often closed but you can walk round most of the walls. Good views to be had. It encloses what appears to be a mini amphiteatre or bullring

Helpful?
1 Thank PajaritoLondon
Madera, California
Level Contributor
204 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We spent a few hours here on a warm afternoon. The views as you are driving up to Monsaraz are impressive. A very steep drive up to the arched stone entrance to this walled village. All buildings inside are white washed and darling. A few random dogs roamed about as if the whole village was theirs! Had wine and cheese... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank trra

Travellers who viewed Monsaraz Castle and Walls also viewed

Reguengos de Monsaraz, Evora District
 
Monsaraz, Evora District
Monsaraz, Evora District
 

Been to Monsaraz Castle and Walls? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Monsaraz Castle and Walls staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?