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Castelo de Beja

Beja, Portugal
1-28-431-18-00
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Beja
Type: Ancient Ruins, Castles
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Estoril, Portugal
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Liked the view. The café bar inside was deserted at lunch time and it seemed in need of more animation. There's a small exhibition area inside also, but was closes for lunch.

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miami, fl
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A small castle which has nothing to see other than its walls. The information office does not have anyone who speaks English and the stairs are closed off. Not worth a visit.

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Lisbon, Portugal
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Beja castle worth a visit for its well preserve area, the surrounding landscape and history. Inside there is a Official Tourism Office as well as a cafe / restaurant. Climb the spiral staircase of the keep and indulge in the surrounding countryside. Worth the effort of each step you climb ... and they are many.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

It was a nice area, we climbed around the castle,enjoyed the scenary and the kids had a blast exploring the place (so did the adults).

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

It is a very beautiful monumment....it's free too enter, you can go to the top of the main tower but you will get disappointed when y get there because the view is not that beautiful...an industrial landscape:/

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tavira
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Built in the C13 by Dom Dinis over Roman and Moorish remains. The keep is the tallest in Portugal (and at the time of construction it was the tallest in the Iberian Peninsula). Excellent views from the keep over the Alentejo plains. Remains of the castle walls can be seen at various points around the old town.

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Sarasota, Fl
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74 reviews 74 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The Castelo in Beja is an excellent example of roman/moorish design and a great place to visit. You can't miss it, it's visible from pretty much everywhere in town. If in Beja you must visit. Well worth the walk up the hill.

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Visited with a group of friends and guide was amusing and informative in English. Quite a steep climb, magnificent views, best thing in Beja

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Scotland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I am a castle buff so I have rated this 3* not to get too carried away. The masons who built the castle have made their marks on the walls adjacent to the door of the tower. You can see from the top of the tower where the old town was surrounded by a wall. The views are v good.... More

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Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

The castle is quite small, but when you are in town it definitely is worth a visit. You are free to wander around the walls where you have scenic views of the rest of town.

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