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Castle of Portel

Rua dos Arcos, Portel 7220-413, Portugal
+351 266 619 130
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We were the only ones there!

My husband and I loved exploring this castle, mainly because we were the only ones there! Tiny, in... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Judy L
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Pokolbin, Australia
via mobile
Whorth a short visit

The castle, built in the Xlll century and modified in the XV, is impressive if seen from a... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
Alessandro G
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Bologna, Italy
via mobile
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good53%
  • Average28%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
18 Mar 2018
“We were the only ones there!”
5 Aug 2017
“A short stop to Evora”
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Rua dos Arcos, Portel 7220-413, Portugal
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+351 266 619 130
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I loved exploring this castle, mainly because we were the only ones there! Tiny, in ruins, but you can walk the ramparts, take in a 360 degree view, and pretend you are the Lord and Lady of the Castle! Just outside the...More

Thank Judy L
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

The castle, built in the Xlll century and modified in the XV, is impressive if seen from a distance. But it's an empty shell, what is left now are just ruins, even if the walls were consolidated after a massive collapse in 1999. It's worth...More

1  Thank Alessandro G
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

From the South beachs to Evora the road show at a moment the indicator to Portel and in the top of the hill could be seen the old castle. It is a small and nice village around the castle with traditional white houses, few churches,...More

Thank DanG04
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

the castle dominates the skyline and is worth the walk up the hill. Inside the castle the ruins are interesting to wander round but the main attraction are the views form the castle walls.

Thank rainbowdolphin90
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

This castle dominates the town and offers great views of the surrounding area. It was worth the trek up the hill to see it... especially the outside. The inside is not restored but it does offer some great vistas.

Thank Chileice
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is a nice kept castle with lots of history,there are lots of dwellings inside the castle,shops restaurants,B&B's,private houses even houses for sale. You can go to the bullring inside the castle,Nice exhibit about the Iberian Lynx.

Thank dartmanbull
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Reviewed 25 November 2015

The Castle of the village of Portel should be from the 12th century But in the following centuries this fortification has lost his Military importance and started to be falling into a ruin even after being classified as a National Monument, parts of the structure...More

Thank Amazon122s
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

We visited village during medieval festival in the beginning of October. All village was decored including castle. In the main square were stands with typical reginal food. Nice Festival.

Thank Cermy23
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Reviewed 21 May 2015

A well preserved Castle - with well manicured rolling grass every where - free admission - check opening times with the tourist information centre -break taking views - limited car parking . Allow 30 - 45 minutes , take a camera

2  Thank atw1946
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Reviewed 23 April 2015

The town of Portel is a little out of the way, but is worth exploring. The town is located at the base of the hill where the Castle was built. Many of the walls still encircle the top of the hill, and are worth walking...More

2  Thank LakeIslandGirl
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