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Castle of the Cheese

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Castle of the Cheese

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The UNESCO-listed Douro Valley is famed for its port wine, but with countless wineries to choose from, exploring the region without a guide can be overwhelming. This tour ensures you experience the Douro Valley at its very best, by dining on Douro cuisine at a celebrated villa and tasting award-winning bottles at two estates. To see the vineyard-lined Douro River from the water, upgrade to enjoy a cruise by traditional Rabelo boat.
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The fort (it is neither a fortress or castle) was built in the 17th century to ward off attacks from North African pirates. Apparently it was built near a huge rounded stone that resembled a wheel of cheese. I'm not sure what importance ... if any ... that the fort played in
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Beautiful old fort dating back 400 years or so, known as the castle of the cheese. I guess its because of its flat round shape? It's not a castle but a typical Portuguese coastal defensive fort, the type they have built all over the world, not just in their homeland but in
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A small fort, not a castle at all. Beaches on either side. Nothing really to see but you can stop here on the tourist bus.
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This is a nice castle in Porto. It is located on the beach and it carries with it so much history. We did not get the time to visit the inside of the castle though.
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Castle of the Cheese (Castelo do Queijo, in Portuguese) is a fortress located in Matosinhos, a town close to Porto. This fortress is close to the beach and from here you can see very beautiful views of sea and surroundings. Nice, if you can spend time, when you go to the airport.
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