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Rare monument of 5000 years of culture

The restoration of the castle allowed to discover many layers of diverse civilizations over the... read more

Reviewed January 12, 2018
Villedieu, France
Very interesting museum with a very unhelpful staff.

The lady who "greeted" us seemed more to "grunt" at us than greet us. She seemed bothered that we... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2018
London, ON
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Pousada D. Alfonso I | Castelo de Alcácer do Sal, Alcacer do Sal 7580-197, Portugal
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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.

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

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.

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

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

Thank Jose D
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

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

Thank Andrea D
Reviewed October 23, 2016

a fascinating look at ancient history underneath this beautiful castle now a pousada - superbly restored and presented remains and finds

Thank MrsH2813
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

There is a huge amount of history in this relatively small space. The exhibits are clearly marked and enable one to travel in time to 5,000 years ago. It should not be missed.

Thank Mennen42
Reviewed July 21, 2016

A very rich archaeological heritage with a magnificent intervention carried out by historians. It deserves a closer look.

Thank JoseRocha48
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