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Castelo de Ourem

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Address: Estrada Nacional 356 | Nossa Senhora das Misericórdias, Ourem 2490-481, Portugal
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I found Ourem on Tripadvisor and asked our friends who live in Portugal if we could go there. We drove up the hill and parked near the church. We wandered around and up to the... read more

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218 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found Ourem on Tripadvisor and asked our friends who live in Portugal if we could go there. We drove up the hill and parked near the church. We wandered around and up to the castle. It was fabulous. I just wish we could have gone inside. We walked around as much as we could and admired the beautiful views.... More 

Thank frenchi700
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our road trip we stoped on the ancient village of Ourém to see this castle. From the start we know that you cannot access the inside of it, so nothing more to do besides see it from outside wich is average. On the location you'll have great views of the countryside. Good spot to relax when on travel like... More 

Thank PMAL
Lisbon District, Portugal
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Wonderful place, amazes as soon as anyone spots it standing high on the hill. From the top, you can have an amazing view for several kilometers... However, the castle and palace are now ruins and are not being explored at all. Both the castle and the palace are simply closed and practically no information about the place is visible. I... More 

Thank PHDBaptista
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Already the ride with the car to the top is worth it. Cute little village to walk through while you walking up towards the castle. So much of the castle that is still intact, feels like going back in time and then the 360 degrees view which is just breathtaking!! If you feel hungry, you can walk back down and... More 

Thank Anja v
Limerick, Ireland
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24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Almost scary hairpin roads on the way up but oh so worth the views! Amazing old world with the church, castle and working village at the top of the mountain. The size of the church, the crypts, historic hotel, cafes and more lend to a very authentic experience of village life. Exploring the castle takes you back further in time... More 

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Miami, Florida
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493 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Built on top of a mountain commanding a 360 vista this 13th Century castle is in a great state of preservation although completely open to the elements and public.It is a steep climb or a precarious drive to the top were surprisingly there is ample car parking and manicured walkways leading to a garden plateau with walls commanding a panoramic... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Lovely views and a well preserved ruined castle. The paths are well maintained and although I walked up from the Pousada within the walled town, where vehicular access is limited, it is possible to park cars just below the castle if you follow directions..

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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Spectacular 360 degree views from the castle which was visited by one of the queens of Portugal. The garden are well kept

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41 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

As well as Portugal, that castle has a beautifull view from the top. The Castle, is right on the montain top and it's free. Nearby, you can taste medieval wines! Yes...medieval! Its just selled there! Not expensive!

Thank Thalles V
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Even on a January day it's a great place to visit. Stunning 360 views, This castle perched on top of a hill is reached through he small village.

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