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Nice panorama

The castle rises and dominates the skyline over the main square of the town. Worth talking a... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
wwglobetrotr
Dominates the skyline!

You cannot miss this Castle as it does dominate from most parts of the lovely town of Vila Vicosa... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
K2683GRlc
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Rua Sacadura Cabral, Vila Vicosa 7160-242, Portugal
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

The castle rises and dominates the skyline over the main square of the town. Worth talking a stroll along the walls and ramparts. Be sure to pop into the small but well done Hunting and Archaeology Museums

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wwglobetrotr
Reviewed 1 October 2018

You cannot miss this Castle as it does dominate from most parts of the lovely town of Vila Vicosa! You need to be interested thought in the two museums...if not then just admire the castle itself!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank K2683GRlc
Reviewed 15 September 2018

From the outside the castle ramparts are impressive and the drawbridge entrance into the castle is great. Inside there are two museums - hunting and archaeology - as well as an interesting interior with vaulted roofs and secret passages.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Liketorome
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Nice place, luxurious and with a good restaurant. Friendly service, nice pool area and silent rooms.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank stefdewit
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Use 30 minutes to visit this castle including the church inside the walls. Very close to downtown Vila Viçosa. Do not forget to visit the marble mines, just 5 minutes distant.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank antoniobL6907PT
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Excellently laid out museums and well worth visiting but beware no entry is allowed 1hr before closing and it closes for lunch! If like us this was to follow on after a morning visit to the Ducal Palace go somewhere for lunch as they won't...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Antony B
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Walk through the old walls and travel back in time. Imagine this bustling city 250 years ago, it's so worth a trip, there is so much to discover, a full day's experience!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Carlos_Santos83
Reviewed 27 April 2018

The surrounding walls of the castle attracted my attention the moment I entered the town and although it was raining and I had as an alternative to visiting the palace I chose to visit the castle and walk its walls. It is a page of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mirelafelicia
Reviewed 2 March 2018

We carefully studied the advertised opening times displayed on the wall and arrived at 12.15 to whizz round this museum before it closed for lunch at 13.00. It actually comprises a well-laid out archaeological museum and a hunting museum. Having recently visited a few of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank TheBeckhams421
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed walking around the ruins of this castle and discovering a little villsge within ,a cemetery and church to view.All in all an interesting experience in the ever charming town of Villa Viscosa. Pure charm and a peaceful place to visit.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Daphnenero
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