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A great and intensive experience

You don’t need to spend much more than one hour in Castelo Rodrigo, but walking around the walls... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kongsberg, Norway
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interesting historical village

Visited here by coach from our river cruise. It is very small but has a very interesting history... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
Essex UK
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Castelo Rodrigo, Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You don’t need to spend much more than one hour in Castelo Rodrigo, but walking around the walls and the stony houses is an amazing experience. Every step, every look, you are just lost in the medieval ages. This is a place to visit and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Long ride up the mountain to see this small village. Not well preserved, the history is interesting. Church is still intact, and a few shops.

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Reviewed August 9, 2018

Visited here by coach from our river cruise. It is very small but has a very interesting history especially with battles with the Spanish just over the border. It was an interesting place to walk round but found the verbal history more interesting. A lovely...More

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Reviewed July 13, 2018

I cannot better the previous review! It says it all. The church is very interesting and you have to try the fizzy marzipan cocktail.

Thank BNA20152015
Reviewed May 21, 2018

We were transported to this very old village by coach from our river cruise and, as we found everywhere we went, the scenery along the way was lovely and often dramatic. The village is tiny, the eponymous castle is in ruins and there were few...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2018

Could not get too excited by my visit to what, essentially, is a virtually abandoned little medieval village. There might not be too many of these sites in Portugal but there are elsewhere. Interesting church and nice almonds in the tourist cafe at the entrance.

Thank AndrewJMS
Reviewed December 12, 2017

Castelo Rodrigo is one of the twelve historic villages of Portugal. This historic village features narrow streets, ruins of the former palace, the church and an old Jewish Quarter. Currently some villagers use their houses as shops in selling local products to visitors. It is...More

Reviewed November 13, 2017

We had a great time visiting Castelo Rodrigo and having lunch here. The views are fantastic. Lunch was very good sitting outside in a patio with forever views. We enjoyed the castle ruins and walking around the village.

Reviewed November 1, 2017

Charming small town. There is an ancient chapel and castle ruins. Only a handful of people live here; there are a few small shops. A nice walking tour of a few hours. You’ll be given a small pamphlet with all the important information at the...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Enjoyed it but it is not for the full day - couple hours will suffice for relaxing visit - worth visiting

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