Castelo de Evoramonte
Castelo de Evoramonte
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I parked at the far end of the walled section on a quiet day, best to park outside the gate on a busy one. Marvellous views from the circuit of walls, take care as there are no handrails. The keep is free to visit, 2 floors of permanent display boards, one floor for temporary exhibitions, and you can wander the roof. What with a friendly dog than accompanied me for a bit, a delight
Written October 11, 2023
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nadi
Israel
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
I am a castle lover, I can visit many of them, even if resemble each other the view from the castle is always different. But here you visit a totally different castle. The structure is different and the inside is something else comparing to many castles in Portugal.
Written November 19, 2021
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Mervyn D
Gosport, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
A fascinating 16 century palace/castle in a small walled medieval town. The spiral staircase to the top has no handrail (the Portuguese are not strong on Health & Safety!) but worth it for the views. Walk round the town as well; it won't take long. The nearby cafe has a lovely veranda and there is a nice shop selling regional items. Look for the 70+ houses painted on individual stones on the street.
Written March 6, 2020
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Paul L
Warrington, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Despite its emptiness in the off season the place is wonderful. If you are a senior it will cost you a euro! Park near the main archway or go through it. In high season you will have to park a bit further away and walk.
Written March 13, 2020
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ontheroad1992
Needham, MA
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
We spotted the castle from the road and were excited to see what was inside. We waited 20 min for lunch hour to end and paid the two euro each plus one euro for the brochure and were very disappointed. The castle is impressive from the outside and the views are breath taking but once inside the lack of information regarding the history and the astonishing amount of knats (flys) buzzing about took away from any enjoyment of the castle. The rooms were completely bare so no idea of how the were used in the 16th century and each floor was more of the same...empty and filled with knats. Even the view from the top was not much better than the one from the ground. Worth the drive up but stop there.
Written June 30, 2016
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cristianaaltino
Evoramonte, Portugal
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
I live near the castle of Évora Monte which I can see from my house. It makes a very beautiful view. Visiting the castle is a terrific adventure: you can see around the the beautiful landscape of the Alentejo with the small mountains and the typical trees : the cork trees called in portuguese sobreiros. It is possible to go by car but it is most more interesting to go walking starting in the village of Evora Monte. The road is quite steep and always climbing but the view is well worth the attempt. It is a pity there is not more a restaurant there. But you can find a nice artcraft store with nice small typical things to buy. It was a fortress and was never inhabited by the noblesse. So there is no richness features. But has beautiful ceilings vaults on the first floor and the windows with view. I have been there for some artistic exhibitions too.
Written August 24, 2016
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BelaPinho
Oeiras, Portugal
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Family
Legacy from the Braganç dinasty, this is a beautifully preserved castle.
The columns and ceilings follow the Manuelino style with a twist. It is a great venue for photography lovers, especially from the top where miles and miles can be seen 360 degrees around.

If you want to have lunch, you should leave Evoramonte, turn back to Vimieiro and have lunch in Restaurant Moagem Antiga. There is also a museum that may be visited.

This is a very, very pkeasant obe day trip.
Written February 8, 2016
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SHShaw
Island of Malta, Malta
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
The castle sits atop a hill at Evoramonte snug in the underpopulated walled village. The castle is open most afternoons from 14:00 and during some mornings as well. Whilst waiting for the castle to open we enjoyed walking round this sleepy village and would have walked on the medieval village walls but for the signs warning of their dangerous condition.

The castle itself is a renaissance rebuild of a medieval castle which had been severely distressed by an earthquake in the 1500s. The rebuild was a combination of renaissance military practicality and a desire for luxury in a Ducal palace. This led to a compromise of a large square keep, entirely unsuitable in the age of gunpowder, coupled with four circular turrets. The turrets were a little more military than the rest of the castle and were copiously supplied with cannon ports. The castle had three floors and a defensible roof. Each of the three floors is a large open space with four ornate pillars supporting each ceiling. The pillars are of a highly decorative torsioned variety.o

There are a number of information boards on the ground floor in Portuguese and English. These give some information about the castle and its original owners, but the information is limited. There are no furnishings in the castle but at least this allows one to view the pillars and other stonework. The castle claims to be of an unusual type of which only a few were built. One final feature that we have not seen previously seen in a castle is that the outside and inside of is completely completely covered in a cement screed. This hides most of the original brickwork. At the time of writing I do not know if the screeding reflects the original build or is a clumsy later addition.

On balance we recommend visiting this castle if the design is as unusual as it claims to be. However, do not expect rich furnishings and information produced to modern standards.
Written April 16, 2015
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PeterReigate
Otley, UK
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Couples
The road makes a sharp right hand turn through an archway and suddenly you are in fairyland. The village is just one street plus a castle surrounded by the castle walls. The castle has suffered from criminally unsympathetic restoration as it seems to have been faced with concrete. The motif of the Braganza family is still prominent and provided you arrive on opening days the interior of the castle is quite interesting.
The village is a delight. One super little Restaurant/Bar (Restaurant A Convencao, Rua de Santa Maria 26-28) is good enough to attract weekend diners from Evora. It goes without saying that the views are superb.
Written July 13, 2013
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MVLVA
Linda-a-Velha, Portugal
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Very nice place. Having been built in the 16th century it is completely different from the castles we are used to see, that ara much older. Lovely views from there. Good experience.
Written October 31, 2020
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