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Muralhas e Castelo de Trancoso

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Well preserved old town

The most unexpected surprise was marvelous Isaac Cardoso Jewish Interpretation Centre. Walking... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Leo B
Vancouver, Canada
A terrific castle with great views

We stumbled upon this castle by accident and it is in great condition and well looked after... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
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Rua Eduarda Lapa, Trancoso 6420-055, Portugal
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

The most unexpected surprise was marvelous Isaac Cardoso Jewish Interpretation Centre. Walking around this small middle ages place is like time travel. Trancoso can be good base for exploration of Portugal interior.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Leo B
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this castle by accident and it is in great condition and well looked after - including stairs to the highest tower with amazing views. Well worth a visit and the town is very pretty too!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank docinedinburgh
Reviewed 30 July 2018

From the city centre it is only a short walk to get to the ancient walls and the castle of Trancoso, located on a hill, which means that it has a privileged geographical location, the Castle as well as the village have their roots into...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank hans-jaguar
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

This castle has seen its share of fighting. Must see when passing through Trancoso. Not much left except for its keep and walls. The stares running up have the dates mentioned in a ver special way, see photos. Wheelchair friendly.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Niels-Fernanda
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Its a beautiful place with very few visitors - outside the castle, there is loads of grass and hay to sit on and soak in the vista .... we had a great time there.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank pragya g
Reviewed 11 March 2018

interesting place to visit, we got a comprehensive visit with a guide, it was amazing....even if weather was cold that day...

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Temper43
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Basically only the walls and keep are left. And the views are not that nice either. If you're passing by, visit it otherwise not worth the detour.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Alexandre C
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Free visit to the castle. It has a very long history, having been first established in the 10th century. It has been rebuilt due to invasion damage in the past. Regardless, to see and set foot in something that was in place for 1100+ years...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Rick W
Reviewed 20 August 2016

I wasn't expecting much and i was surprised. It«s free and there is a person there who explains you everything and delivers some helpful leaflets. The place is very well mantained and the view from the upper tower amazing.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Pedro P
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Outstanding top view and well preserved heritage. Local tourist office is very helpful. Peculiar stairs

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Rui197709
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