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Reviewed 5 days ago

An easy walk up from Sesimbra if you find the steps just to the left after the school uphill. Don't walk on the big road where there's heavy traffic and no sidewalks. Very nice views from the castle! The café is not a café, more...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Nils E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Something to do if you get bored of the beach etc. Not a great deal to do when you get there but some great views of the town below. If you don’t like steps though, maybe give it a miss if you’re walking there!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Gubelman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You realize how hard our ancestor had it. This fort is over 800 years old and still standing strong!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking directly up from Sesimbra is a 300m climb from sea level but it's worth it. The views are tremendous all the way from Lisbon to Setubal. Free too with a cafe on the top

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank spongesdad
Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

Just do it! We have followed the trail and it was just great. The church is very beaDoˆutifull and the two expsitions (on opposite sides of the castel) are interesting.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Dilia Maria M
Reviewed March 2, 2019

It's free, and has largely been left alone. Great views both toward the sea as well as toward Lisbon. We love castles!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MaxOregon
Reviewed January 16, 2019

nice for a walk around the walls and the view. Interesting take on history especially the famous Richard the Lionhearth, best known for his fireside humour...

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andy W
Reviewed December 1, 2018

We were fortunate to visit early on a day with very few others around. Actually found the castle while lost so considered ourselves very lucky. Signage around the castle grounds was very interesting allowing us to picture what once was there & imagine the way...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sleepylynne
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Late morning coffee with a stunning view out to sea. Great place to kick back and chill out. Staff great. They do serve food but we still full from our previous nights exploits.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 58robint
Reviewed October 7, 2018

The castle is on a seaside hill overlooking the sea, the town, and the countryside. It is well maintained and worth a short visit. Short because one gets spoiled with great castles and great views in Portugal.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David U
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