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Very well maintained medieval castle

If you travel between Coïmbra and Figueira da Foz, it is worth stopping in Montemor-o-Velho to... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
Andre S
Saint Sauveur des Monts, Canada

It's really worth a visit, and it's free! The walls are well preserved, there's a chapel and... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2018
Aveiro, Portugal
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Distrito de Coimbra, Montemor-o-Velho 3140, Portugal
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

If you travel between Coïmbra and Figueira da Foz, it is worth stopping in Montemor-o-Velho to visit this fortress and its church within the castle grounds. Beautiful views from the top of the hill.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

It's really worth a visit, and it's free! The walls are well preserved, there's a chapel and gardens. From the walls you can see the rice fields and great views from the surrounding area. The gardens and trees are beautiful and you can clearly see...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank EloFerreira
Reviewed May 31, 2018

Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful castles in Portugal. Great views over the rice fields and lots of history to go with it. The church inside the castle is also worth a visit - the altar by Jean de Rouen is quite interesting.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

We arrived late and only had a few minutes to visit. Loved the views. The grounds were a nice park. Very quiet and peaceful place.

Date of experience: October 2017
Reviewed July 30, 2017

If you chose to stay long in Coimbra and got bored (you'd be anyway, the city ONLY has the university and that's it!), and if you are mobile, one good idea is to head for the beach in Figueira da Foz for a change, to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank vitorbabrazil
Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

Have visited twice and both times it has been a peaceful and quiet walk around the grounds. Enjoyable to walk on the walls and take in the views. You are able to go inside the church and view the detailed walls, windows and ceilings. Free...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed April 13, 2017

This is a fascinating ruined castle, where both Moorish and Christian faiths met in Portugal. It's perched on top of a hill, and has battlements going almost completely around it where one can walk and imagine what it was like to guard this castle and...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank helenart2016
Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Very nice conservation. The 1 time I read it was in vogue Italian magazine that was a very nice the place inside of the castle. They do amazing concerts there for all age's. Nice anday green. Great vew to the rice plantation. And to the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank George C
Reviewed October 6, 2016

It is a surprise when you run into this castello avoiding toll roads between Coimbra and Fugeira da Foz. It looks stunning from far away and puts your imagination in story mode. It is easily accesable thNks to the escalators and give you a nice...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Sassare
Reviewed August 24, 2016

From downtown you get a wonderful panoramic over the middle age fortification. Going up you can use the mechanical escalators; coming down the staircases. In the castle don’t miss the church and the great panoramic views. Enjoy!

Date of experience: August 2016
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Mara W
July 19, 2018|
Response from EloFerreira | Reviewed this property |
Is a bit far. The train stations around that area are all in the river line, the Mondego river. If you were thinking about going by train and walk from the station to the castle, is almost 1h walking.