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Combining the natural beauty of the river Tagus with a tour of a boat prepared for group travel, to the Castle of Almourol is one of the most interesting trips and with plenty of affluence for its characteristics.
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So far I had never heard about this castle. One day I was searching on google for the 10 most beautiful castles of Portugal, and on that occasion I got to know about Almourol castle...
As I was driving from Castelo Branco to Santarém, the...More
The castle is built on a small island in the Tagus River which has been the site of various fortifications, dating back to the Romans in the 1st century BC. The current design dates back to 1171, when it was remodelled by the Knights Templar....More
This is a very famous castle standing in the river bank. The castle itself is quite interesting although very small. What is more remarkable indeed is its location, in the Tejo river, surrounded by forest and where the water flows and is clean. You can...More
I saw this today as apart of my knights templar tour. Very old castle that was never conquered. The guides let you walk all the way up the stairs and long the walls. You could pretend you were an archer for a day. In addition...More
A definite stop on the Templar history tour. Make sure to go to the correct pier to take the small boat across - pay the boatman the couple of Euros for ticket. The road signs can be misleading, and direct to the pier where reserved...More
We made a quick stop at the Castle of Almourol enroute from Lisbon to Porto. We just pulled up and took photos from the lot. Wish that had more time to explore the ramparts but it was a worthwhile introduction to the Knights Templar and...More
This picturesque spot deserves a visit, especially if you come with children. Almourol is an old castle just in the middle of the river Tagus in a rural setting. There´s a boat service to get to the small island where the castle stands. Besides the...More