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Largo do Castelo, Monsaraz 7200-175, Portugal
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All reviews bull ring walled village hill overlooking narrow streets step back in time whitewashed houses man made lake views are amazing surrounding countryside short visit worth a visit small town mountain top alentejo region day trip take pictures guadiana river
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a very well preserved village. Historical value. Outstanding views over Alqueva. deserves a full day visit. Nice restaurants

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mfmontemor18
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

This walled village has amazing view to Alentejo region and the valley of Guadiana river... Castle itself has beautiful walls and approach to it requires you to be able to walk uphill, though amazing narrow streets, small shops and restaurants... It's an amazing place to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank crosokol92
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

The castle is not that big. It's quite a steep open iron stair case to get up to the battlements but it's worth it for the view. I wouldn't make a special journey to Monsaraz to visit the castle but it's a nice place to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

An amazing trip back in time. If you are in the area, it's worth the time to go see it. There are lots of hills and cobblestone streets. The views are amazing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank katiecollin
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Off the beaten tourist route. Didn't see many tour buses. Quiet village with a really spiritual or ghostly feeling. Castle was under renovation during our visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SeattleTravelLover1
Reviewed October 20, 2018

and the drive through the countryside to get here was wonderful. This town has a much more relaxed atmosphere (probably due to fewer tourists) which was a nice change of pace. Wonderful craft shops with friendly shopkeepers. The walls and viewpoints were lovely. Nice to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wwglobetrotr
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We went to Monsaraz as a tip from a Portuguese friend and we loved it. It’sa low profile place with less tourists than average. The castle is in very good condition and the view up there is stunning. City is very charming and we could...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank marbarsa
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

This is not a big castle but it's absolutely fun to climb all around and get the views of the surroundings from different vantage points. It is quite popular at sunset time. But after night falls, I have the entire castle to myself. So glad...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank m0nkeysee
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

We were up here at sunset, and that was a great time to be here! Easy climb up. Best to get down before it’s too dark though as the upper areas are not well lit. Lovely old town to walk through as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wanderdogs
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Monsaraz (Alentejo) was my favourite village in Portugal. I travelled during 30 days to absolutely all regions in Portugal. Monsaraz is a totally amazing place! It‘s on top of a mountain, and you get stunning views from wherever you look. The village itself is a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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