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“Long time ago there was a castle....”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Castelo de Beja

Castelo de Beja
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Beja
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Geilenkirchen, Germany
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Long time ago there was a castle....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

There is not much to see save the view from the tower or walking on top of the walls. In the court there is a touristic info point and a bar.

Visited February 2013
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Warszawa, Polska
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354 reviews
268 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
“A small castle, a bit unattended”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

This is a small castle on the outskirts of the old town of Beja. The town itslelf is "average" from a tourist persepctive. There are much nicer small town in the country and MUCH nice castle to visit. Still, if you are travelling south to Algarve, do stop here either for one night rest to stroll the streets or drop over for a coffee. The city and the castle can be fully visited in 2-3 hours.

Visited October 2011
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Oxford, Ohio
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47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Classic castle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

Dropped in on the way to Evora on June 20, 2012 on a family vacation. Our 6 year old granddaughter loved it. Rather sparse but interesting none-the-less. Not crowded. Short walk to Convento de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao which is also a regional museum. Probably the most informative small to mid-size museum we visited. Read up on the Convent's history and lore before visiting; makes the visit more interesting! (But don't read it out loud with kids present.)
As for visiting the Castle, the best parking is right next to the castle on Rua da Guia. Restrooms at the castle are clean and well maintained. Beja is a nice, traditional Portugese town and worth the visit.

Visited June 2012
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Holualoa, HI
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“just old ruins but nice to visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2012

I liked that it was not crowded and easy to find as Beja is a small town with charm

Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Beja”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

Spent the day in Beja on 9th June 2012. Very warm and very pleasant. The local University was having its Graduation and the event added colour to an already very scenic City

Visited June 2012
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