I've seen a lot of castles in Europe, but this is my favorite. Having arrived on a rainy evening in early May, we were treated to a double rainbow over the hills far below us, and swirling mist revealing tantalizing glimpses of the castle towers above us. I don't think there's anywhere in this tiny castle town that doesn't provide great views, but walking the ramparts gives clear views into the Extremadura of Spain on one side and the Alentejo of Portugal on the other.
The next day was clear and beautiful, so we climbed up from our lovely little hotel at the bottom of town to tour the castle. We were 2 of the 5 people there. The castle is in great shape, and one can walk the catwalks around all the walls, which are perched at cliff's edges on 3 sides, so that you can really see the vertiginous drop of the cliffs and why this was essentially unconquerable. It's very clear how the approach to the keep would require first taking one portion of the castle, then having to fight along a 1-person wide catwalk through several more barriers and choke points. There are no guardrails or handrails or signs, so you can fantasize what it would be like to live in and defend the keep, without all the usual reminders that you are just a tourist among the hordes. More than any other castle I've been in, I could imagine fighting off attackers below me with bow and arrow, boiling oil, etc.; this castle just feels more alive.
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