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Castelo de Ourem: Tours & Tickets

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Estrada Nacional 356 | Nossa Senhora das Misericórdias, Ourem 2490-781, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 17 September 2019

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

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 April 2019

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

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 16 January 2019

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ManuelPocas
Reviewed 12 December 2018

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. The medieval...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank c0verdale
Reviewed 27 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank unclesuraj
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Not only the ruins looks lovely, but the view all around is amazing and the little town of Orem is also a place to discover . A good 1 hour and half trip.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank djulinthebox
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Our GPS decided this was the centre of Ourem, but it’s on a hill about the town. Great views of the surrounding area from the top.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Do walk up the winding and picturesque streets of Ourem to this lovely ruin with a fantastic view...

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Macrosantafe
Reviewed 21 May 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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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
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