Castelo de Montemor o Velho

Castelo de Montemor o Velho

Castelo de Montemor o Velho
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Besttravel_28
Madrid, Spain191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Impressive castle near Coimbra. it is very well maintained and in perfect condition. beautiful gardens and green area. Worth the visit.
Written 5 May 2024
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Iolanda Guerra e Andrade
Lisbon, Portugal3,757 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
I must confess this fortification and its Church exceeded all my expectations. This early 10th century castle is well preserved and clearly very well taken care of. The Alcacova church within its premises is an absolute gem. I was surprised not to see anyone supervising its visit. I should further add that the view over the firmer rice paddies"area is astonishingly beautiful.
Written 19 October 2022
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Sherry P
West Linn, OR1,064 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
This a great stop along the road from Coimbra to Porto. This attraction is free and the ruins and grounds are quite lovely. We spent about an hour walking the grounds, climbing the fortress walls and viewing the surrounding countryside. There is also a church on the premises. It's a nice place to stretch your legs. BTW, the tea room no longer exists...it is now the visitor center.
Written 29 October 2021
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Kathleen B
Brevard, NC45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
We found this great place on a very hot day, but became entranced by a wedding that was taking place on the grounds and we became involved as spectators in the intact chapel. It's fun to wander the ruins and imagine the hands that built those ancient walls and the people who lived and worked there. There's a little tea shop where you can take refuge from sun and rain. Recommended time there: 1 hour unless there is a wedding.
Written 10 June 2019
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Becky C
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Don't be intimidated by what seems to be a long hike up hundreds of stairs to get to the castle--there's an escalator.
Written 24 February 2019
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cottonels
Peterborough, Canada99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
We visited this beautiful medieval castle from our hotel The Graça Real near Coimbra. There was free admission to this very large castle ruins. Access was so easy as they had three large escalators to reach the castle built on the steep mountain. The site dates from at least 1090 when the church was built. It may have been settled as early as the Roman times. It was rebuilt several times over the centuries. We spent hours wandering around exploring and reading the history. There was a somewhat steep but easy descent from the castle to the town passing very old quaint homes on the way.
Written 25 January 2019
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Andre S
Mirabel, Canada107 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
If you travel between Coïmbra and Figueira da Foz, it is worth stopping in Montemor-o-Velho to visit this fortress and its church within the castle grounds. Beautiful views from the top of the hill.
Written 4 October 2018
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EloFerreira
Aveiro, Portugal32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
It's really worth a visit, and it's free!
The walls are well preserved, there's a chapel and gardens. From the walls you can see the rice fields and great views from the surrounding area.
The gardens and trees are beautiful and you can clearly see that it's being taken care of.
Don't miss it!
Written 12 June 2018
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Tiago Borlido
Viana do Castelo, Portugal347 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful castles in Portugal. Great views over the rice fields and lots of history to go with it. The church inside the castle is also worth a visit - the altar by Jean de Rouen is quite interesting.
Written 31 May 2018
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LUCKYME72
Santa Ana, CA1,498 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
We arrived late and only had a few minutes to visit. Loved the views. The grounds were a nice park. Very quiet and peaceful place.
Written 21 March 2018
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