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Visit to see what “Sharpe” did not do to the castle and defenses

In the Sharpe novels and in the TV series, the hero fights his way through the Napoleonic Wars from... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2018
RalfandAl
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Taipei, Taiwan
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If you like history, come to Almeida on the last month of August. You will have a lot of historical... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2018
Helder F
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Maia, Portugal
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

In the Sharpe novels and in the TV series, the hero fights his way through the Napoleonic Wars from squaddie to officer. At least in the book “Sharpe’s Gold”, not sure about the TV version, he blows up the ammunition store in the Castle at...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

If you like history, come to Almeida on the last month of August. You will have a lot of historical recreations with several 18th century troops.

Thank Helder F
Reviewed May 19, 2018

Beautiful and very original fortified village. Very well preserved historical place where is a pleasure to walk, visit, eat, rest

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Reviewed May 9, 2018

Everybody that likes history should visit Almeida. It is unique! Do not forget the museum and a walk all around the walls. The tourist information office has very good maps with information and history.

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Reviewed November 13, 2017

We loved our visit to Almeida. The history is interesting. Hard to believe the fort could be built in 3 months. The story of how the village evolved with soldiers marrying local women is also interesting. We enjoyed walking around the village and enjoying a...More

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

Good to visit for couple hours and it has an option of horse back riding - mostly military history but different from other places around

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Reviewed July 18, 2017

This is a huge fortified town, with history dating back centuries. Inside the twelve pointed "star" of the 18/19C fort there is a living town. Well worth half a day to walk around, it is best to have done some research before going in order...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2017

It is actually hidden, as you see little more than just the fortification when you arrive at the gate. Once you go through the gate you find there is a complete little town inside with bars, restaurants, shops, a church, post office, etc. Very nice...More

Thank Helmut F
Reviewed April 20, 2017

We were short in time and I think we should have skipped this because we have certainly seen nicer villages in the Beiras

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Reviewed September 24, 2016

Almeida is well worth visiting by anyone who likes forts. Since its unfortunate explosion, the gunpowder age fortifications are not affected in appearance by any earlier (and therefore higher) elements. As a result, especially given the landscape, it demonstrates just how the low defensive structures...More

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