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Castelo de Beja

Beja, Portugal
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Beja
Type: Ancient Ruins, Castles
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Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is one nice old castle, definitely worth visiting if you end up to Beja. From the walls you have nice view of the district. Tower is open only during opening hours - we were on place just when it was closed - so we didn't climb up, but the walls were accessible and view was nice from walls also.

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Estoril, Portugal
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 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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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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