Castelo de Porto de Mós
Castelo de Porto de Mós
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal23,939 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
The castle of Porto de Mós, was built under the rubble of a Roman lookout post, and has so accumulated over the centuries military, Gothic and Renaissance influences based on a pentagonal structure with reinforcement turrets at the corners, although currently only four withstand. The two turrets that make up the main façade are ornamented by two pyramidal domes, finished in green ceramic. The castle who was initially an Arab fortress, from whom the role was evident during the period of Christian conquest. After successive guerrillas between the Portuguese and the Moors, in 1148, D. Afonso Henriques, aided by D. Fuas Roupinho, ended up taking the town and defeating the Saracen troops, commanded by King Gámir de Mérida.
You have a small parking place in front of the castle. In the inside there is no furniture, but allot of pictures and exposition, you can walk through it and visit the two towers, for us it was more than 10 years ago that we had visited this castle, so we went to visit is this time with our Brazilian friends.
Written July 23, 2021
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Keithhtong
Alcobaca, Portugal34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Friends
The castelo is a strange mixture of old and new but has spectacular views of the surrounding town and countryside. Warning: it is not always open to the public.
In June 2014 the castle's rooms were full of art exhibits from the local school, they were presented beautifully and were very interesting if you like modern art.
With its modern green turrets it looks more out of a Disney movie than part of Portugal's heritage. Well worth a visit though.
Written June 20, 2014
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LeaKromand
Hillerod, Denmark76 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
The castle looks beautiful from the outside. I can not comment on the inside as it was closed (apparently for months) because of construction. This is not an information I could find online so it was a little disappointing to drive away without seeing much.
Written August 6, 2018
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David M
Bristol, UK171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
This hilltop originally had a 9thC Moorish castle but the present one dates from 13thC and has been reconstructed to protect some really individual architecture. It has a long panoramic Loggia with views across to surrounding hills and octagonal water cistern. The towers have been rebuilt with green ceramic tiles as they would have been in 15thC. Don't miss the dungeon and other rooms reconstructed to give a feel of what it would have been like living there. After it is worth a quick walk around the walls to get a feel of it's impregnability - turrets with arrow slits and well defended entrance gateway.
Written November 21, 2016
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LesleyHansen
Northallerton, UK141 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
Lovely little castle. Beautifully lit at night. Situated above town with small steep windy road access.
Written October 21, 2016
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal23,939 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
Castelo de Porto de Mós.
O Castelo de Porto de Mós, also known under the name of Castelo de D. Fuas Roupinho, located in the city of Porto de Mós in the Leira district in Portugal, and classified as National Monument.
Build on a hillside who gives the castle a more dominant position over the village, and so Porto de Mós was seen as a strategic point of defence for Leiria and Coimbra.
It has no furniture, you have to see it more as a very well maintained ruin but even so very nice to visit as a nice reflection of the history of the region.
The entrance fee is 1.5€ pro person and the visit takes about 30 minutes of your time.
There is a small parking place in front of the castle
Written February 23, 2015
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JulieMN
Oracle, AZ196 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Friends
There is not much to see on the inside really but the outside is very pretty and unique to look at. Not much more can be said!
Written November 6, 2013
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Greg2775
Carcavelos, Portugal8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This fantastic castle has been restored with great taste and skill, and at under €2 to visit is amazing. The views are very special and it is well worth the visit after visiting many of the other historical sites in this area of Portugal.
Wonderful discovery.
Written November 20, 2019
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John B
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Bit disappointingfor a walk round empty castle walls but very pretty from a distance only open in the summer
Written December 18, 2018
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Bill B
Witham, UK5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
We was going to the caves on a day out and we could see this castle on the way there.
after the caves we thought we would visit it on the way back. It was only 1/2 hour from the caves so no big detour.
we followed the signs and parked up outside so no walking up to it.
at 230 the guy arrived and opened and we went in.
we was made to feel so welcome and the man in the shop was so nice..
it only took about an hour to go round the castle and take pictures but we all enjoyed it and the views where lovely.
Go if you can but include the visit with the caves so it makes the trip worthwhile.
Nice place.
bill and family
Written December 31, 2017
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