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Commanding hilltop view...

This hilltop location dominates the skyline for kilometers in all directions. The outer wall is an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Scott W
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
Nice Old Castle / Fort on top of a hill

Definitely worth a visit while in Arraiolos. I saw several Castle / Forts on top of hills in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
robert-not-home
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Boston, MA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Still a place you will love too. Was there in october and had been 2 more Travellers there. Silence, view, history and a hidden hot spot. The city is old and has an amazing history - you should read about. Known for the art of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hilltop location dominates the skyline for kilometers in all directions. The outer wall is an unusual oval shape rather than rectangular. The day we were there we had the place to ourself. No one else. The views were expansive in all directions on a...More

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit while in Arraiolos. I saw several Castle / Forts on top of hills in Portugal and while this wasn't the nicest it was certainly worth a visit if in town. As is typical, good views as you are of course on...More

Thank robert-not-home
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

I have given this five stars as much to do with the location as to the castle. Of the castle there are only really the walls left but there is an old church there too. However, for me, the best bit was the amazing views...More

Thank Dannykimweed
Reviewed October 6, 2018

I enjoyed hearing the history from our tour guide, and the stunning views from the ramparts! Easy to get to by vehicle.

Thank Goldeneye64
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

Don’t miss Arraiolos Castle, probably the biggest symbol of Arraiolos, on top of the hill. Recommended!

Thank GFLX
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

This Castelo is easy to visit. With the car you can drive to the top of the hill where the castle is. Nice to walk around and enjoy the views.

Thank Rene2215
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Soberb 360º views over the town. Easy to park. Salvador Church open only a few days in the year. Worth a visit.

Thank Cres
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

It’s a simple Castle but with history and a fantastic location .. it’s history at its core . It’s a must visit to bring us back to reality .

Thank J J
Reviewed January 22, 2018

If you go up there you will see a great view and you will know right away why there's a castle in Arraiolos. You can see miles of distance from there! The only thing that we can point is that the portuguese government should protect...More

Thank Luís Q
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