Castelo de Porto de Mós
Castelo de Porto de Mós
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal23,490 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
The castle of Porto de Mós, was built under the rubble of a Roman lookout post, and has so accumulated over the centuries military, Gothic and Renaissance influences based on a pentagonal structure with reinforcement turrets at the corners, although currently only four withstand. The two turrets that make up the main façade are ornamented by two pyramidal domes, finished in green ceramic. The castle who was initially an Arab fortress, from whom the role was evident during the period of Christian conquest. After successive guerrillas between the Portuguese and the Moors, in 1148, D. Afonso Henriques, aided by D. Fuas Roupinho, ended up taking the town and defeating the Saracen troops, commanded by King Gámir de Mérida.
You have a small parking place in front of the castle. In the inside there is no furniture, but allot of pictures and exposition, you can walk through it and visit the two towers, for us it was more than 10 years ago that we had visited this castle, so we went to visit is this time with our Brazilian friends.
Written 23 July 2021
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Greg2775
Carcavelos, Portugal8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This fantastic castle has been restored with great taste and skill, and at under €2 to visit is amazing. The views are very special and it is well worth the visit after visiting many of the other historical sites in this area of Portugal.
Wonderful discovery.
Written 20 November 2019
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John B
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Bit disappointingfor a walk round empty castle walls but very pretty from a distance only open in the summer
Written 18 December 2018
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LeaKromand
Hillerod, Denmark79 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
The castle looks beautiful from the outside. I can not comment on the inside as it was closed (apparently for months) because of construction. This is not an information I could find online so it was a little disappointing to drive away without seeing much.
Written 6 August 2018
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Bill B
Witham, UK5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
We was going to the caves on a day out and we could see this castle on the way there.
after the caves we thought we would visit it on the way back. It was only 1/2 hour from the caves so no big detour.
we followed the signs and parked up outside so no walking up to it.
at 230 the guy arrived and opened and we went in.
we was made to feel so welcome and the man in the shop was so nice..
it only took about an hour to go round the castle and take pictures but we all enjoyed it and the views where lovely.
Go if you can but include the visit with the caves so it makes the trip worthwhile.
Nice place.
bill and family
Written 31 December 2017
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Ale P
247 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Family
Restored Gothic and Renascence Castle.

Pretty good from the outside, i payed the entrance to have a look in the inside. What it looks like is that they are still restoring so it doesn’t really have anything in the inside. It was a little disappointment but the top sunset view is Amazing! With that really nice green tiles decoration on the top of the towers makes the castle pretty unique.
It has some really nice corners but be prepared not to expect to see to much so then you don’t get disappointed.
They need more visitors to get all the reconstruction done!
Written 17 November 2017
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Jon C
Barnstable, MA53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
Visited during the Fiesta de S. Pedro this castle was lit up at night. They shoot fireworks from it's ramparts on the final day of the festival, pretty cool to see. The castle itself is an old Moorish fort which was reconquested and rebuilt in the 14th century. Much of the castle has been restored although some of the ancient foundations have been intentionally left so visitors can view them. It offers beautiful views of the surrounding hillsides and boasts a commanding view of Porto de Mos.
Written 14 July 2017
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David M
Bristol, UK171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
This hilltop originally had a 9thC Moorish castle but the present one dates from 13thC and has been reconstructed to protect some really individual architecture. It has a long panoramic Loggia with views across to surrounding hills and octagonal water cistern. The towers have been rebuilt with green ceramic tiles as they would have been in 15thC. Don't miss the dungeon and other rooms reconstructed to give a feel of what it would have been like living there. After it is worth a quick walk around the walls to get a feel of it's impregnability - turrets with arrow slits and well defended entrance gateway.
Written 21 November 2016
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LesleyHansen
Northallerton, UK142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
Lovely little castle. Beautifully lit at night. Situated above town with small steep windy road access.
Written 21 October 2016
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Emanuel S
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Family
Lovely small castle, lovely views, quite different from other castles I've seen before! Worth to see for its uniqueness and breathtaking views
Written 21 October 2016
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