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The Castle was under restoration so we could not see it in detail, bu actually it was not that big nor impressive. The view was beautiful, all around. Also, the hike up from the parking near the church was very pleasant.
This place have been inhabited from prehistoric times, through the Romans and Visigoths, to the Muslim invasion that led to the early fortification of Ourém. The early fortification was conquered from the moors by Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal, in 1136. The story...More
We stayed one night in Ourem historic hilltop village in off-season. The old town is lovely with a couple of cafes and a pousada. The drive up is steep and narrow but totally manageable and typical of many places in Europe. From the town, it...More
In a short stop between meetings, nice local to visit an obtain a fantastic overview of the valley.
You can obtain an 360 degrees view. WIth good weather the view is better and you can achive an higher distance.
Imposing 12th century hilltop castle ruins overlooking the medieval town below.
It is a short enough walk up the winding streets of Ourem to get there.
You cannot get into the castle itself but the grounds are lovely and the views simply spectacular.
I was there in the evening. But the castle and the Ourem worth visiting. It is like being in the view tower. We can enjoy the beautiful town surrounded by forest, and in the evening it looks really amazing. The cemetery is in next side...More
We spend 8-9 days in Portugal and started with a night in Porto. The very next day we rented a car a drove all the way south. If you are new to Portugal it will surprise you to find out signs for castles and monasteries...More
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Essentially the castle is uninhabitable and the hardest part would be the drive up to the top of the mountain subject to weather conditions. The working village would be open all year but expect a lot of visitors during... More
Essentially the castle is uninhabitable and the hardest part would be the drive up to the top of the mountain subject to weather conditions. The working village would be open all year but expect a lot of visitors during peak season. There is a hotel in the village also that may provide additional information.