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A visit to a castle — whether you stumble over one during a hike outdoors or walk your way around the grounds with a guide — is always something special, and you’ve got 8 beautiful castles to choose from in Portugal. Just browse our list to find your top castle , and add some history to your next adventure!

The top 8 castles in Portugal

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    1

    Forte de São Clemente

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    The Forte de São Clemente is a striking eye-catcher and the landmark of the town of Vila Nova de Milfontes.

    The place was often attacked by pirates and completely destroyed …

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    Ponte Romana 🌉 Tavira

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    Despite its name, the bridge itself is neither Roman nor has a Roman origin. It was built when Tavira belonged to al-Andalus (the Islamic Domain of Iberia), most probably in …

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    Castelo de Silves

    Hiking Highlight

    The castle was built between the 9th and 12th centuries in red sandstone.

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    Sven
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    Casa do Alentejo

    Hiking Highlight

    Very nice restaurant. Recommended are the Stockfisch and a regional wine.

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    Gerd
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    Óbidos 🏛️ Centro

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    One of the most authentic and well-balanced towns of the region, with exceptional art and historic architecture. You'll probably end up walking your bike to take in the relaxed charm …

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    The Bom Sucesso Fort, in the present Square of the Empire next to the Tower of Belém, was initiated in 1780, between the beaches of Bom Sucesso and Pedrouços, in …

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    Castelo De Leiria

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    From the 17 m high keep you have a wonderful view over the city, the surrounding area and the adjacent stadium. Opening hours in summer 10am - 6pm, in winter …

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    Castelo do Évoramonte

    Hiking Highlight

    The castle walls can always be open; For the opening hours of the actual castle see the picture. From the top you have in better weather a panoramic view over the surrounding countryside.

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    Martin

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