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Beautifull old castle, excellent preserved, with an magnificent view to the Setubal and Atlantic Ocean.
Unfortunetly, they dind't have a souvenir shop, and the staff is rude and disgracefull (avoid them).
We left the car quire far away from the castle and took the path through the park. Climbed the stairs and enjoyed the park for about 15 min and finally entered the castle.
The perfect time to visit the castle is at the sunset. You...More
This Pousada is just a 40 min drive from Lisbon airport and a great way to see Portugal outside of major cities and tourist areas. Good food although on the expensive side. Continental breakfast is limited but adequate. The castle overlooks Palmela, Setubal and Troia...More
Awoke to rain and the hills shrouded in misty clouds. But ya know, the road beckons. Stopped in Palmela to prowl the castle and found a taberna inside ready to serve lunch. We had planned to eat lunch at the absolutely lovely Pousada next to...More
The castle sits high up above the town and has great views to Setubal and beyond. There has been a lot of work to provide more facilities and this is on going. Well worth a visit and the Taverna in the grounds
This is a castle built by the Moors and as most of them now the outer walls are well restored while there is not much to see inside. There is an archaeological area that you can visit. However the views from here of the surrounding...More
Amazing view to Troia Island, to Lisbon and direction Alentejo. The Pousada Hotel and restaurant of course a place with lot of history and a place to enjoy the silence.
On the other side of the Pousada are existing some small shops and a small...More
We came to the castelo on a rainy Saturday to find a gap between the clouds--and I'm so glad we waited. Much of Portugal's "castelo" tourism is an on-your-own process, and it helps to appreciate the castles through the breadth of the country in order...More
There is an ~30 free places parking lot just before you reach the castle to the left and is well indicated. You can also park just to the gates of the castle, there are several unmarked places. This information is accurate... More
There is an ~30 free places parking lot just before you reach the castle to the left and is well indicated. You can also park just to the gates of the castle, there are several unmarked places. This information is accurate as for June 2015.