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Ruinas do Castelo de Montemor-o-novo

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If You're In the Neighbourhood

After being in Portugal for a while and seeing quite a few castles, I wouldn't say that this is a... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2018
Salmon Arm, Canada
Haunting hill top castle

The town is quiet beautiful and the winding road to the ancient defense position is easy. Enjoyed... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2017
Eugene D
Miami, Florida
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Rua Condessa de Valenca, Montemor-o-Novo 7050-164, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rented a car and took the short 30 minute drive to Montemor-o-Novo. The drive was easy and well worth it. The caste was awesome and a great hours walk. Great vistas of the surroundings and the town is quaint.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately, much of Portugal's history is in ruins! This is one such case. The entire castle environs has history and, if properly restored, will be a great place to visit.

Thank Joaquim Jorge C
Reviewed May 17, 2018

The castle ruins at Montemor-o-novo look far better from below in the town than from inside. While the walls look impressive there's little else standing inside the castle grounds apart from a chapel (entry is 1E, castle grounds are free) and a government administrative building....More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

The ruins of this castle sit atop the hill above this sleepy Portugal town. There are little in the way of signage or guidance, just show up and explore. Show respect and be careful, as these ruins are the work of our history, and they...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed March 9, 2018

After being in Portugal for a while and seeing quite a few castles, I wouldn't say that this is a must see but if you are near Montemor it is worth stopping in. We were travelling from Evora to Lisbon and it's right on the...More

1  Thank TMLB
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

The town is quiet beautiful and the winding road to the ancient defense position is easy. Enjoyed very much the unrestored areas and the views down over the town and farmlands.

Thank Eugene D
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

Worth the drive off the highway. Much closer to the highway exit than other castles. Quiet little castle with a gorgeous view of Evora

2  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

The beautiful town of Montemor-o-Novo sits below the large Castle of which remain the huge walls and some buildings. It's fun to photograph and to walk the perimeter with it's lovely view.

2  Thank JamieAnne2
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

The site is very beautiful and worth the trip. Yo can make beautiful pictures from there. You should combine the visit of évora with this one

Thank Julien V
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Interesting stop with great views of the town of Montemor-o-Novo. Well worth a visit for a couple of hours.

Thank Kathryn M
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