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.
Review Highlights
Buried treasure

the museum associated with the pousada is very informative and well designed. Interesting... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
Don’t miss it!

Brilliant museum, with such a story to tell. Staff very knowledgeable and can provide explanations... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
Christchurch, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 91 reviews
All photos (59)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good36%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“entry fee”(2 reviews)
“history”(10 reviews)
“film”(2 reviews)
Pousada D. Alfonso I | Castelo de Alcácer do Sal, Alcacer do Sal 7580-197, Portugal
+351 265 612 058
Improve This Listing
Reviews (91)
Filter reviews
20 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews entry fee history film crypt pousada roman costs museum town castle
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 20 reviews
Reviewed October 22, 2018

the museum associated with the pousada is very informative and well designed. Interesting collection of materials with excellent explanatory plaques and good lighting on the displays. Provides great historical context. The dig site adjacent to the parking lot was also fascinating

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wwglobetrotr
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Brilliant museum, with such a story to tell. Staff very knowledgeable and can provide explanations in English. Very inexpensive for such a world class exhibition.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tincress
Reviewed October 9, 2018

If you are in Alcacer you must see this. it is so well done and well laid out. there is much to digest and the way it is presented you get a great view into the thousand years of history which makes this area so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul B
Reviewed January 12, 2018

The restoration of the castle allowed to discover many layers of diverse civilizations over the last thousands of years. Well presented with a unique Roman crypta.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Templier84
Reviewed January 4, 2018

The lady who "greeted" us seemed more to "grunt" at us than greet us. She seemed bothered that we had decided to show up. After paying the strange entry fee of 3.02€, we eventually saw an informational film in English. The underground excavations are really...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Chileice
Reviewed June 9, 2017

You can see this entire crypt in an hour. It is fine if you have an interest in ancient diggings. The display descriptions are in English as well as Portuguese which is appreciated by those of us who only speak English.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank sailguy2017
Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit to this museum and crypt, situated below the Pousada. Just €3 entry, a nice short film giving the history of the town, then lots to see in the crypt. Well worth an hour of your time

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank MaryBarryJackson
Reviewed February 28, 2017

We lucked in as on February 14 admission was free, to celebrate Valentine's... interesting artifacts on display, and also the foundation of the convent. Worth 45 minutes of one's time

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank JoseD324
Reviewed January 31, 2017

Costs €1.50 to enter, you get a short movie telling the history and a self-guided tour through a well-labelled excavation site. Not a big site; plan to spend 30-60 minutes on this. Walls, artifacts, wells, religious symbols - ranging from iron age, through Roman, Muslim...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Entiat
Reviewed January 8, 2017

We stayed in the Pousada, so then you really must visit this place. To find out more about the history of the city and the building...And it is REALLY a very rich history. All is very well presented, it is cheap (we paid 1,50 Euro...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Andrea D
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 nearby hotels
Pousada Castelo Alcacer do Sal
448 reviews
.19 km away
Hotel A Cegonha
54 reviews
.28 km away
Sublime Comporta Country House Retreat
310 reviews
19.44 km away
Hotel Dom Jorge De Lencastre
48 reviews
22.45 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 49 nearby restaurants
Taberna 2 a Esquina
275 reviews
.14 km away
o cantinho da ribeira velha
308 reviews
.13 km away
Porto Santana
355 reviews
.35 km away
Estrela Do Sado
95 reviews
.75 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 25 nearby attractions
Comporta Beach
258 reviews
19.81 km away
Cais Palafitico do Porto da Carrasqueira
198 reviews
21.91 km away
Praia da Aberta Nova
71 reviews
22.68 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cripta Arqueologica de Alcacer do Sal staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines