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Arraiolos Castle

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“curtain wall” (2 reviews)
Arraiolos, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday

The castle has no attraction, in addition to the beautiful Alentejo landscape that is seen around it

Thank José T
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Staying a the local Pousada we could see the fortress from our balcony. Nothing much to see as regards the structure but amazing views

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 18 May 2017

You can either walk up or drive. Driving is a challenge and the road is narrow and not in great shape. Either way, it's worth it as the views are wonderful. It's an interesting place to be as it just reeks of history. The wall...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Castle dominates its immediate area and consists of a curtain wall with a ruined keep in one corner. Entrance is free with no apparent custodians in evidence. It is possible to drive into the site via a single lane two way track.

Thank Buitre2
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We undertook a nice after lunch walk to the summit and it was well worth the effort. The countryside was bathed in flowers and looked beautifully green. The castle walls are well maintained and are a delight to climb up to for the views.

Thank Gakeitse
Reviewed 10 November 2016

amazing views of the area, lots of history, great place to meet new friends, this is also a wonderful place for romantic photographs

Thank jtmaurice
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We went and were disappointed to find it is basically a wall enclosing a space and a church which was not open. Apparently in its usage period it gave shelter to the locals and their livestock but there is not much to see now.

Thank norman_white
Reviewed 5 November 2016

The castle is on top of a hill, and is reached by walking up to it. But the views are worth the effort!!

Thank ColinDick
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Well worth the climb up. Deserted ruin that has great character and stunning views of the surrounding area. Never did find the medieval inscription but lots of pottery sherds

Thank pmb1206
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately theres not much left of the castle for historians to work with; theres the outer wall and thats it. However theres a lovely little church where you would normally find the keep; rather quaint. Nevertheless, the castle wall is fully accessible and an excellent...More

Thank Jorge P
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