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Castle of the Cheese

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Address: Praca Goncalves Zarco, Porto 4100-274, Portugal
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USD 86.00*
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Porto City Tour Full Day with Lunch and Wine Tasting
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4-Hour Porto City Tour with Six Bridges Cruise and Wine Tasting
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Nice place to walk to

Had an enjoyable walk along the coast from Sea Life towards Foz. We stopped here to take dome photos after having lunch at a café that looks onto it.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had an enjoyable walk along the coast from Sea Life towards Foz. We stopped here to take dome photos after having lunch at a café that looks onto it.

Thank WalshFamilyIreland
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There was not much to see of this old fort although as we were in the area we went for look. There is some local historical significance of the fort and there are nice views down the coast. Worth a visit if you are in the area but not worth spending time to visit especially.

Thank Paul C
Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw this by travelling on the Yellow Bus tour labelled Porto's castles. With past wars and fighting it is not surprising to find many castles protecting the mouth of the Douro

Thank Keith B
Bialystok, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

One of the numerous castles in Portugal situated in Matosinhos, Porto ! You can visit it then enjoy at the beaches of matosinhos ! Worth to see

Thank Mert U
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Did not go inside because didn't have enough time but it would be something I would visit again when I have more time. Admit that it was confusing finding it at first because there seems to be more than one name for it - eg. Fort de Sebastiao da Foz but can say its easy to get there. Just follow... More 

Thank William P
Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

and a funny smell of course.. you may always take a tram no 1 (terribly crowded) to get there but it is better to go there by foot..

1 Thank Marek U
Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

there´s nothing to see inside, just a weak constrution in a wonderful place. the place is rented to a army association and they dont do nothing there and when they do is bad expositions from military´s wifes and those sort of bad things. place is small and it´s only worth the visit if you are around and with nothing more... More 

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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The “Castelo de Queijo or São Francisco Xavier” was built into the 15th century as a small fortress with defensive purpose, is situated on the “Praça Gonçalves Zarco” following history it is built on a rock who was an special place for a Celtique tribe who came to the peninsula about six centuries before Christ. Actually it is used as... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

its fine as a quick 30 minute visit - nothing special, but if you are in the area then its worth a visit. At .50Euro that's all its worth. Great view out over the crashing waves and the beaches, but that's about it.

1 Thank NoNoise1963
Camberley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We went to take a look but couldn't get in. Looks funky from the outside. It is a great walk along the seafront though

Thank 130CliveB

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