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Reviewed July 26, 2018

This town located just by the border between Spain and Portugal boasts an interesting attraction: its castle. This place, full of history, doesn´t seem to be very restored so it gives you a nice sensation of authenticity. On the other hand, this implies that some parts of it aren´t very comfortable to stroll around if you don´t have an adequate shoes or in case you come with small children or older people. Anyway, it´s not especially difficult and a walk all around the defensive wall will afford you nice views over the green valley where Lindoso stands which are in vivid contrast with the bare mountains on the horizon. There´s a peculiar view from the castle: there is a good numbers of what we call in Spanish "hórreos" (I don´t know the English nor the Portuguese word for it) which are a traditional construction very common in the north-west of the Iberian peninsula that farmers of old used to build as granaries placed on stone pillars. There are at least thirty or more of them around the castle and they deserve a photo or two.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2018

Located over the Lima River and close to the Spanish border, Lindoso Castle was strategically placed to defend Portugal and is now considered one of the country’s most important military monuments.

There are two museums within the inner walls of the castle. One focuses on the military history of the castle whilst the second is devoted to archaeology and the ancient settlements of the surrounding territory. There is an admission fee of €15 for the inner castle and museums. Instead, we were content to walk on and around the outer walls of the castle. Great fun for my 8-year old grandson and one of his favourite parts of the trip!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Craig M
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Reviewed July 17, 2018

Couldn't visit the castle as our 6 year old was too young to be allowed inside. Probably because of the ramparts and lack of supervision (and railings!). No matter - you can just walk down to the stone grain sheds, which are behind the castle. There's also some ramparts you can access without going inside. The museum/inner castle is closed from 12:30-14:00!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

We stopped at Lindoso to see the granaries but also walked up to the castle and around the walls. There's a good view of the granaries from the wall.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Both-like-travelling
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

It’s an interesting castle if only because it epitomises the Portuguese attitude towards health and safety. Great fun.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Margaret A
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