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Visit to see what “Sharpe” did not do to the castle and defenses

In the Sharpe novels and in the TV series, the hero fights his way through the Napoleonic Wars from... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Taipei, Taiwan
Great village

If you like history, come to Almeida on the last month of August. You will have a lot of historical... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Helder F
Maia, Portugal
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

In the Sharpe novels and in the TV series, the hero fights his way through the Napoleonic Wars from squaddie to officer. At least in the book “Sharpe’s Gold”, not sure about the TV version, he blows up the ammunition store in the Castle at...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

If you like history, come to Almeida on the last month of August. You will have a lot of historical recreations with several 18th century troops.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Helder F
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Beautiful and very original fortified village. Very well preserved historical place where is a pleasure to walk, visit, eat, rest

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Everybody that likes history should visit Almeida. It is unique! Do not forget the museum and a walk all around the walls. The tourist information office has very good maps with information and history.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

We loved our visit to Almeida. The history is interesting. Hard to believe the fort could be built in 3 months. The story of how the village evolved with soldiers marrying local women is also interesting. We enjoyed walking around the village and enjoying a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Good to visit for couple hours and it has an option of horse back riding - mostly military history but different from other places around

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

This is a huge fortified town, with history dating back centuries. Inside the twelve pointed "star" of the 18/19C fort there is a living town. Well worth half a day to walk around, it is best to have done some research before going in order...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank steve q
Reviewed 3 July 2017

It is actually hidden, as you see little more than just the fortification when you arrive at the gate. Once you go through the gate you find there is a complete little town inside with bars, restaurants, shops, a church, post office, etc. Very nice...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Helmut F
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We were short in time and I think we should have skipped this because we have certainly seen nicer villages in the Beiras

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Almeida is well worth visiting by anyone who likes forts. Since its unfortunate explosion, the gunpowder age fortifications are not affected in appearance by any earlier (and therefore higher) elements. As a result, especially given the landscape, it demonstrates just how the low defensive structures...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank mrb73
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