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Contains Archaeological and Hunting Museums

Excellently laid out museums and well worth visiting but beware no entry is allowed 1hr before... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Antony B
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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
Well preserved

We enjoyed walking around the ruins of this castle and discovering a little villsge within ,a... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
Daphnenero
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Massachusetts
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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 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Antonio B
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

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!

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

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

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.

Thank Daphnenero
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We didn't enter the castle itself, so can't comment on the museum inside, but this is a fab place to walk around the walls of the old town - amazing really that they're still accessible to the public without any railings or barriers! Great views...More

Thank Vicky B
Reviewed 26 October 2017

The remains of the castle are on a hill at the head of the main town square. It is a nice walk up to the castle and its gardens. You might sit on a bench and have a picnic. Lovely view of the town from...More

Thank B865GDJohn_
Reviewed 20 October 2017

The castle is visible from most of the small town. If you find the main square (praça), up one end is an ex-convent, now used as the Town Hall. Opposite this and not a difficult walk is the remains of the castle. There is not...More

Thank BWPortugal
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Unfortunalely the interior was closed when we visited. However it is possible to explore the grounds Which are well worthwhile. It is posssible to walk on the top of the walls and we saw some people up there. However the stairrs up (no rail) are...More

Thank djpend
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