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Castle of Almourol

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Combining the natural beauty of the river Tagus with a tour of a boat prepared for group travel, to the Castle of Almourol is one of the most interesting trips and with plenty of affluence for its characteristics.
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

So far I had never heard about this castle. One day I was searching on google for the 10 most beautiful castles of Portugal, and on that occasion I got to know about Almourol castle... As I was driving from Castelo Branco to Santarém, the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

The castle is built on a small island in the Tagus River which has been the site of various fortifications, dating back to the Romans in the 1st century BC. The current design dates back to 1171, when it was remodelled by the Knights Templar....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Craig M
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

This is a very famous castle standing in the river bank. The castle itself is quite interesting although very small. What is more remarkable indeed is its location, in the Tejo river, surrounded by forest and where the water flows and is clean. You can...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David A
Reviewed 19 September 2018

I saw this today as apart of my knights templar tour. Very old castle that was never conquered. The guides let you walk all the way up the stairs and long the walls. You could pretend you were an archer for a day. In addition...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cgonzales1280
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

So cool. The position in the river, the height of the towers, etc. a must for any Templar or castle enthusiast.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

A definite stop on the Templar history tour. Make sure to go to the correct pier to take the small boat across - pay the boatman the couple of Euros for ticket. The road signs can be misleading, and direct to the pier where reserved...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We made a quick stop at the Castle of Almourol enroute from Lisbon to Porto. We just pulled up and took photos from the lot. Wish that had more time to explore the ramparts but it was a worthwhile introduction to the Knights Templar and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank db7477
Reviewed 19 July 2018

This picturesque spot deserves a visit, especially if you come with children. Almourol is an old castle just in the middle of the river Tagus in a rural setting. There´s a boat service to get to the small island where the castle stands. Besides the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

To be able to visit, you have to cross the river with a boat. But you can certainly enjoy the views from both margins. Very picturesque castle.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ana L
Reviewed 9 June 2018

This castle is really interesting. It is on a small island in the Tagus River near Praia do Ribatejo. Beautiful views from the top. It was stunning on a sunny day.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Регина С
2 June 2018|
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Response from Bill B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I cant see why not. The interior is small and I seem to remember a dog water bowl at the gate. It would be a great place to take a dog. views are great as well!
17 September 2017|
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Response from welcome-toVNB | Property representative |
Hello! Soo the aswers above are not totally right! Can you send us an email to aswer you? posto.turismo@welcome-to.pt