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Address: Rua Luis Barahona 8, Portalegre 7300-193, Portugal
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+351 245 307 540

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Free but every door was closed, no historical comments. feels more like a congres house than castle.

Reviewed April 21, 2015
Lagos, Portugal
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Lagos, Portugal
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Reviewed April 21, 2015

Free but every door was closed, no historical comments. feels more like a congres house than castle.

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Oeiras, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2014

First of all, it's not possible to visit the castle, but they're trying to give a new appearance to the castle so you can visit all of it. By now, yu can only visit an awful tower with a non-interesting exposition. Outside you can see na interesting combination of medieval and modern styles. Not much to see... Luckly it is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2013

This castle is an interesting juxtaposition of medieval and modern. A stylish new building of glass, slate and wood has been built within the castle courtyard, allowing glimpses of the medieval structure, and fleeting views from some of the windows. This building is used for the arts, unfortunately there was not an exhibition on when we visited as this would... More 

Thank Lynherlynda
Oeiras, Portugal
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

There was an interesting attempt to modernise the castle, bringing in new architectural concepts that modernise the overall look of the castle. Although the overall result can be considered interesting/nice, unfortunately you can't do what you normally do in castles: walk around the castle walls and see the view to the outside. From a tourist point-of-view you definitely loose photo... More 

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