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“bull ring”(9 reviews)
Largo do Castelo, Monsaraz 7200-175, Portugal
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All reviews bull ring walled village step back in time hill overlooking narrow streets whitewashed houses man made lake fabulous views surrounding countryside worth a visit small town day trip take pictures spain walls arena alentejo
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Reviewed yesterday

Off the beaten tourist route. Didn't see many tour buses. Quiet village with a really spiritual or ghostly feeling. Castle was under renovation during our visit.

Thank SeattleTravelLover1
Reviewed 3 days ago

and the drive through the countryside to get here was wonderful. This town has a much more relaxed atmosphere (probably due to fewer tourists) which was a nice change of pace. Wonderful craft shops with friendly shopkeepers. The walls and viewpoints were lovely. Nice to...More

Thank wwglobetrotr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Monsaraz as a tip from a Portuguese friend and we loved it. It’sa low profile place with less tourists than average. The castle is in very good condition and the view up there is stunning. City is very charming and we could...More

Thank marbarsa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not a big castle but it's absolutely fun to climb all around and get the views of the surroundings from different vantage points. It is quite popular at sunset time. But after night falls, I have the entire castle to myself. So glad...More

Thank m0nkeysee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were up here at sunset, and that was a great time to be here! Easy climb up. Best to get down before it’s too dark though as the upper areas are not well lit. Lovely old town to walk through as well.

Thank Wanderdogs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Monsaraz (Alentejo) was my favourite village in Portugal. I travelled during 30 days to absolutely all regions in Portugal. Monsaraz is a totally amazing place! It‘s on top of a mountain, and you get stunning views from wherever you look. The village itself is a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So beautiful. Tons of photo opportunities and really fascinating history. A must for Portugal vacationers.

Thank Jennw421
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our visit to this unique medieval village in the mountain. Interesting streets totally made with stones, good restaurants and fantastic view of the valleys and lakes below! Definitely do lunch or dinner here. Sunsets great. We were here in October so didn’t need reservations...More

Thank Murray B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very picturesque. Typical castle old town tourist attraction. Best feature the restaurants especially Taverna Templorios

Thank Riverbill48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This mountain top village is an absolute delight. The climb from the parking area to the castle is reasonable. A walk in the "bull ring" is enjoyable; but, most importantly, strolling along the 2 main streets with their white homes beautifully maintained is an absolute...More

1  Thank weiss782
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