Castelo de Castro Marim

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Lynne K
Gloucester, MA167 contributions
Don't expect a lot of castle after you climb the steep cobblestones to the castle/fortress. There are good views of the charming town from the wall, and a small museum with artifacts. Be sure to stop in to see the gruesome torture chamber with more methods than we knew.
Written March 14, 2022
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Nuno Domingues
33 contributions
The place is amazing and perserved. It deserves a tour for sure.
I advice to take the guided tour because you get a lot of information and the price is almost the same. You also get to know information about the surroundings.
The price is very cheap for the quality.
A place to go all year for sure!
Written August 27, 2020
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JCA1000
Carmarthen378 contributions
I visited Castro Marim out of season and had the place to myself, no staff, no entry fee and nowhere to leave a donation.

I spent three hours there, taking in the views and exploring every nook and cranny of the architecture.

I was disappointed with the amount of historical informational available on display but luckily I had my iPad with me and was able to Google everything I needed to know.

I was staying nearby in Monte Gordo and it took 15 minutes to drive there in a hire car.

I have made a note to revisit this castle with my grandchildren who will love it.

Regards comments in other reviews about the lack of Health & Safety, I think this highlights what a mollycoddled society we have become in he UK!

Whilst driving through the village I noticed an area where camper vans and mobile homes were parked up (See Photo).
Written April 18, 2015
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JMart6612
Lincroft, NJ21 contributions
Couples
My husband and I decided to stop in Castro Marim for a quick visit and I’m glad we did. The town of Castro Marim is quaint, picturesque, walkable and has several cafes to grab an espresso.
The castle is a must see! It dates back to 1000 BC and is full of rich history. You can walk the castle wall which gives you amazing views of Spain to the east and Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal to the west. There’s a small gift shop with an attendant that can answer any history questions about the castle or Castro Marim itself. Don’t hesitate to visit this great town if traveling alone, as a couple or with a family.
Written July 15, 2018
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CarinaLiocorno
Seville, Spain23 contributions
Couples
Go and visit this small town when they are celebrating their medieval days. The castle and adjacent streets turn into one big festival. Everybody is out on the streets being happy and rackety and enjoying the best food and drinks!
Written September 8, 2016
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JESIMMONS
London40 contributions
Family
There during festival a real treat, the whole area seemed to be dressed up. Am not sure rest of year
Written August 30, 2016
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Gwespyr
Rhyl, UK1,698 contributions
Couples
The placement and situation of this castle is excellent as it affords a great view out over the river that separates Spain and Portugal and you can immediately see why it was built in that location; nothing moves without it being observed from the battlements. As it is on a promontory then it gives great views down into the sleepy, quiet village that gives the castle it's name. The village itself is well worth spending some time strolling around as it has lovely cobbles streets, few vehicles in the centre and a lovely restaurant down in the square in the shadow of the castle walls.
The castle walls are entire but, as another reviewer has stated, the issue of health and safety seems to have been over looked as some of the wall walk ways have no rail on the inside.
The inside of the castle has been laid out for various festivals and events (e.g. jousting etc) and timber frames of structures have been left which gives an idea of what it must have looked like when it was fully functional.
The entrance fee is an unbelievably ultra low price as we were charged 2.50 euros for the both of us! In fact, I thought that was too low because it is obvious that a recent archaeological dig within the walls has had to stop for lack of funds. Surely the numbers of visitors would not drop by much if the charge was doubled and that would generate some much needed additional income to help pay for the opening of the castle and improvements and/or upkeep.
This part of Portugal is very often overlooked and is quiet and peaceful so if you want to spend a quiet afternoon in a sleepy part of the Algarve, away from the crowds on the coast, go to Castro Marim as it has a few 'jewels' of it's own and it deserves to be seen.
Written April 8, 2015
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Travelingislife45
Lagos, Portugal182 contributions
Solo
The entrance is a bit tricky because it's right in the middle of town, you can easily see it and park pretty much anywhere around it as it's not a far walk. There are many uphills downhills roads and all the pavements and roads are cobbled flip flops are not an option 😉. Parking is free and the entrance to the Castle is 1.10Euro. I enjoyed the views of town mostly the castle was nice nothing more. It's great as part of walking in town enjoying the unique colorful houses and the atmosphere which is very laid back. If you're scared of spiders DO NOT use the Bathroom!
Written December 4, 2019
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Clonz16
Queenstown, New Zealand48 contributions
Friends
Great place to visit, I loved the fact that it is still so rustic. When you walk around, you can just travel back to the history. Really cool, if you love those kind of things.
Written July 15, 2017
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Valerie M
Goonhavern, UK37 contributions
We walked from Monte Gordo, about 3km to this castle. It cost €1.10 to get in. The views were amazing. Right across the river to Spain, the Portuguese coast along to Tavira, the road bridge to Spain . On the walk we saw flamingoes. Well worth a visit
Written April 12, 2017
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