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“absolutely gorgeous” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Castelo de Santa Maria da Feira

Castelo de Santa Maria da Feira
Alameda Dr. Roberto Vaz Oliveira, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
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Type: Castles, Cultural
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Moscow, Russia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
34 attraction reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“absolutely gorgeous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

The Castle is beautiful. You can explore it in detail. But what is most amazing - people in Portugal. The employee responsible for the castle was waiting for us for 30 minutes (!!!) - we were stupid enough not to have a look at the timetable. The man probably lost 30 minutes of his lunch time, but never told us a word! That is how people are in Portugal! We liked the castle more than Guimarães - you can see actually more of castle here - walk along the walls and even climb to the roof and towers! Must see!

Visited October 2013
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Porto, Portugal
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268 reviews 268 reviews
74 attraction reviews
Reviews in 101 cities Reviews in 101 cities
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
“looks like a Fairy tale castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

If your in the region you should not miss a visit to this castle. It´s unique in Portugal, there's a lot of castles in country but no other like this.

It´s a small castle, one hour is more than enough to visit it all, so maybe a trip to Santa Maria da Feira ( the city whre is located) just to visit it doesn´t worth.
But if you have chance, visit the city and the castle during the annual medieval fair in the city. All city returns to the medieval period. The event is every year from the last Thursday of June and ends about one week and half after.

dont miss it! Kids will love it!

Visited August 2013
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Algiers, Algeria
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“You need to go.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The Castle is very beautifull and the view is great. Not expensive to visit (3€). Inside they a few things they keep closed but it's compreensive.
Around the Castle you have nice restaurants and tipical houses and streets. People in Feira is very very friendly.

Visited August 2013
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Paris, France
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831 reviews 831 reviews
442 attraction reviews
Reviews in 86 cities Reviews in 86 cities
446 helpful votes 446 helpful votes
“Amazing place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

What am amazing castle. !!! Well worth the visit and I would go back again. Amazing history and plenty to see. Ask about the secret tunnel to the sea

Visited July 2013
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S.California
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I can't remember where I read about this but it was on the way so we stopped and it was definitely worth viewing. There are a lot of castles in Portugal, this one was built in the 11th century and restored in the 15th. It's lovely and a beautiful setting.

Visited June 2013
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