Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel

Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel

Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel
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Dodger52
Wollongong, Australia602 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We spent 1 night as part of a tour group. The hotel incorporates part of a medieval castle overlooking the village. The room and bathroom were a good size. There were great views and the corridors were filled with antiques. The shower was very good, the wi-fi was good the staff wee very helpful, the breakfast was very good and the included dinner was excellent
Written November 5, 2022
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RPereira2008
Gondomar, Portugal92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
All things inside the wall are very well conserved. The castle is impressive and the view from the tower is breathtaking.
Written August 18, 2019
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Raymond G
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
This pousada is a fabulous location for a nice break if you are looking for great accomadation and value for money dining. The Restuarant was brilliant & the wine not too expensive. The staff were attentive, polite and catered for every need. Will definitely return in the future for another fantastic break.
Written March 4, 2019
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Jake23
New Jersey6,824 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
This is a beautiful marble town. Walk to the stop and you have some absolutely stunning views of the countryside. If you are nearby you should visit this site.
Written December 27, 2016
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Fussyboots
Liverpool, England46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
We spent the day here at this fabulous medieval hilltop village, situated in the Alenjego De Monsaraz region of Portugal. The ancient cobbled streets and tiny houses are beautifully preserved. The narrow streets are filled with cafes, small bars and restuarants where you can take refuge away from the heat of the day. There are plenty of small shops which are run by the local residents producing gits such as home made soaps, ceramics and textiles.

This is ideal for anyone interested in photography and or history as there is so much to capture, quaint houses decked out with beautiful flowers and ceramic pots, the church and pillory, ancient doorways and alleyways, it is just so pretty.

There are some fantastic views showing the vast plains of Alentejo which can be seen from the battlements of the castle keep. There is plenty to see here but be aware that there are issues for people with regards to mobility as the streets are narrow and steep and it could be difficult with very young children as there are not many public places to sit and rest.

Just outside of the village there is plenty of free parking for cars, camper vans / caravans. The village is accessed from the car park by some steep stone steps.
Written July 29, 2015
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Darren L
Queenstown, MD822 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
Other than the hotel, there is very little going on here. The hotel has yet to reopen post-Covid, so that limits the options. There is a small museum and a view of the area, but nothing special.
Written November 17, 2021
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Paul B
Englishman on the Move249 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Well-worth the short drive up to the castle and then a walk around. Some great views over Estremoz and the countryside.
Museum interesting but not exceptional
Written October 14, 2020
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Sr.Seguro
730 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
If you consider seriously to visit this place separately just only having looked at it in some tourist advertisement brochure dispensed through hotels - forget about that :) and save your money - it is not worth the money asked for any collective trips...

However, if you have an opportunity to rent a car and devote the whole day of your vacations to discover beautiful valleys and hills of Alentejo - thus, bravely include Estremoz in your route and do it after your visit to Evora (if you start that day early in the morning from Lisbon you'll have enough time to visit all these places).
When you ride through very attractive groves of cork oaks that grow just even centimetres from the pavement (you'll meet them very often on your way), you'll be able to stop at any place you wish and touch them :) - so nice.
Do not worry - the quality of roads in course of the whole route is very good; there are not any traffic jams in the morning in that direction and even at night you'll return without problems to Lisbon; and as in Estremoz as in Evora there are enough parking lots (in Estremoz keep your car close to the main tower - the designated area is big enough to encompass all).
And better use toll-free roads riding there in order to stop at nay place you'll admire - as among valleys of grape as between cork oaks.

The very castle... well, rather to be interesting for its views over valleys of Alentejo than its historical gist; some Pousada controlling the access to the main watchtower is rather a dubious decision.
From the observation deck - the whole wall could be considered as that - the vast valleys of Alentejo are revealed...
Having admired these views you could return to Lisbon with some sense of accomplishment - on your way back you'll see some very interesting places to stop for dinner :).
Written November 24, 2019
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Carlos Tojo
Oslo, Norway107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
An historical landmark. very good preservation and cleaning.
You can breathe the history of the place.
A complet overview of the city. A must visit
Written July 28, 2019
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Pudik
Tel Aviv, Israel765 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
The unique feature of this complex is construction material - all buildings were create from local marble stone. The marble material gives unusual color picture, the town looks like fairy castle. Not all defense structures remained and castle elements are part of town today, but some gates, partly walls and main keep tower are remained well. The main tower locates in pousada hotel complex on the highest town point, on hill summit. Tower is empty, but open and possible to come in and upstairs. The entrance is through hotel (come in and turn left to first door to inner yard. From upper levels of tower available fabulous panoramic views on town and far away on valley. Clearly, there no any elevator, and there are a lot of steps to go up. If you haven't physical conditions to go upstairs - the hotel itself locates in historical building and looks like a museum. The entrance is free, you can take coffee in bar, relax and look from windows to underlying town.
Written March 2, 2019
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