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“Our favorite hilltop town”

Monsaraz Castle and Walls
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$110.48*
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Private tour to Évora from Lisbon
Ranked #2 of 25 things to do in Monsaraz
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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"narrow streets"
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"hill overlooking"
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"step back in time"
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"whitewashed houses"
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"man made lake"
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"short visit"
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"small town"
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 just wander the town at a leisurely pace.

Thank wwglobetrotr
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 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 buy some really beautiful handcrafted souvenirs fair priced.
Local food is delicious!

Thank marbarsa
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 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 I am spending the night inside the village. The castle is lighted on the outside but not inside. It is also free to enter.

Thank m0nkeysee
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Reviewed October 12, 2018 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
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