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Monsaraz Castle and Walls

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Address: Largo do Castelo, Monsaraz 7200-175, Portugal
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One of our favourite places in all of Portugal

A magical walled town with beautiful whitewashed buildings, cobbled streets and magnificent views of Alqueva dam and surrounding countryside. Loads of restaurants, coffee shops... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Albufeira, Portugal
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Albufeira, Portugal
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A magical walled town with beautiful whitewashed buildings, cobbled streets and magnificent views of Alqueva dam and surrounding countryside. Loads of restaurants, coffee shops and a few interesting little shops. Good wine and good food. A must when visiting the Alentejo.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a Suprise . A walled town to explore . Fabulous views and lots to see . Hotels , restaurants and a few shops with excellent wine . Tourist information provides a map in English to assist with the exploring . Cobbled streets and the climb would I think make it difficult for those with mobility issues . A real... More 

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Winter Springs, Florida
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a super location...a hilltop town surrounded by fortressed walls with a fort at one end. Wonderful little shops and restaurants with a super view of the surrounding lands...probably 20 to 30 mile views. This place needs more publicity but maybe that would spoil it. Try the little restaurant by the fort for an economical glass of wine. The... More 

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LaSalle, ON Canada
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit, and the views are stunning both within the castle walls, and beyond. Much restorative work is ongoing, and it is a popular destination...two bus tours arrived as we were leaving, and summer must be packed. Lovely little shops, small restaurants, as well as historic places to visit. However, treat yourself to a further drive to... More 

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Fort Myers
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Portugal's answer to the French Eze Village.A medieval castle on a cliff with commanding views of Portugal vinyards.

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Montreal
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222 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is one of the prettiest towns that we have visited. This town is high up on a mountain top and the views in all directions are stunning. Walking through the town you felt taken back in time. There are some restaurants and shops. Unfortunately we got there around lunchtime and the museum and church were closed. There were several... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

IIn a fullmoon clear night perhaps one of the most beautifull views in this world. For the August fullmoon is perfect. Go and enjoy

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Silves, Portugal
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We travelled to Monsaraz one late afternoon and what an amazing surprise. We didn't realise that we would find a little village within the castle walls. Just wish we had arrived earlier and spent more time wandering round the little streets and quaint shops. Being near to Christmas time, there were life size images from the nativity scenes and more... More 

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Salvador, BA
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114 reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

Picture a small version of Óbidos, the most known medieval town in Portugal. Add 190km from Lisbon, almost at the spanish border, and a further 60km from Évora, Alentejo's main city, with plenty of attractions. After that, you might ask: is it worth the trip? I asked that myself, and, during a private Alentejo daytour, and fascinated by Évora, I... More 

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

The town seems like a very old town on a large hill, almost a mountain. It is the highest point around and you can see it from off in the distance. It is a nice old town with plenty of cobble streets, and is inside large stone walls. There are a few nice shops and restaurants there as well. There... More 

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