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Cobblestones to walk on

Castelo Rodrigo has been listed as a Portuguese monument since 1922. It is 2200 feet above sea... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Maidstone, United Kingdom
A beautiful, well preserved village

This fortified village sits on a hilltop and the views over the surrounding countryside are... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
Kendal, United Kingdom
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Castelo Rodrigo, Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Castelo Rodrigo has been listed as a Portuguese monument since 1922. It is 2200 feet above sea level and has some marvellous views over the Portuguese countryside. The narrow cobblestone streets, lined with 16th century houses, are difficult to walk on.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MBKOKent
Reviewed October 4, 2018

This fortified village sits on a hilltop and the views over the surrounding countryside are spectacular. Although it has embraced tourism it remains unspoiled and is a fascinating place to visit. It has an interesting history and to get the best from your visit it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Castelo Rodrigo is a place where time seems to stand still. Over 800 years of constant inhabitation and it is still an inviting place to visit and even live. What a gem!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rand999111
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Castelo Rodrigo was our last village in our trip to the 12 Historical villages. Especially the view from outside the town was very nice. A real medieval village surrounded by walls, untouched by time so it seems. Inside small streets, a castle, a few little...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lutgarde V
Reviewed August 28, 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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