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“Present and past” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Castelo de Vila Vicosa

Castelo de Vila Vicosa
Terreiro do Paco, Vila Vicosa 7160-243, Portugal
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Vila Vicosa
Type: Cultural
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Faro, Portugal
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Present and past”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Interesting castle, with cilindric towers. Interesting church with Portugal's patroness madonna. Living interesting area, people still live here among all these history marks.

Visited July 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Languedoc-Roussillon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great monument but bad user experience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

This monument is to Portugal what Versailles is for France. Yet, no visitors' management is available in other languages than Portuguese. If only the exhibits would be documented with some multilingual descriptive notes, foreign tourists would be awarded for spending some of their money in the Portuguese tourism economy. But halas: none of all this is in pmace.
Windows are barely opened in order to protect the many pieces of art, but non artificial light is added either. To top all these negative experiences, taking photos or videos is strictly forbidden and effectively enforced.
Given the high income price, this approach doesn't seem up to date.

Visited May 2014
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Lisbon, Portugal
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Interesting Castle”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

From the outside the walls of the castle are impressive, mas but when you walk in, you can not stroll along the walls. Some parts are not very well taken care of. But in the centre, theres a fantastic square. Worth visit the church.

Visited April 2014
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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Old castle and 2 collections to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Nice family tour... We appreciat friendly staff and well preserve facilities. Near the Center, go on walking from central street

Visited March 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
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“Lovely View”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

At one end of town is the ruin of the castle and you can climb up for a view of the town. It's an easy climb as the remaining walls are not very high but in early morning the sunlight makes it great for pictures.

Visited October 2013
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