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Address: Beja, Portugal
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09:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 17:00
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Great views

It will not take long to walk round this castle but the views are magnificent. There are a huge number of steps to the top. Free entry.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Combe Martin, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved this place. It has clearly been rebuilt with some added embellishments. but that means there is more to enjoy. Sure, a pile of stones may be more authentic but here you can walk right around, climb to the very top of the tower and enjoy some of the most far-reaching and wonderful views of the region. Any invading army,... More 

Thank Brimble
Sunny Sunderland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It will not take long to walk round this castle but the views are magnificent. There are a huge number of steps to the top. Free entry.

Thank SunnySunderland1
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292 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

You can climb the tower to get wonderful views of the town and surrounding countryside. You can walk around the ramparts which are well conserved. Nothing remains within the castle itself but it is still worth a visit. Entry is free of charge

Thank Jacky D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

So cool and didn't kill me getting to the top. What a view! Love that we decided to stay in this little town for a pampering evening.

Thank Jennifer A
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Probably the most must do in Beja, well worth visiting but not for the infirm or feint hearted. Great views , steep steps and no guard rails around the battlements. Very picturesque.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

It is free, it is clean (like the rest of the city). It is one of the must things you should do if you come to Beja. It is charming as most of the Portuguese castles.

Thank Ricardo .
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The castle is well maintained and gives excellent views of the town and surrounding countryside if you are able to climb the 200 steps of the tower.

Thank Mary A
Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 483 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful old 12-13th C castle built upon old roman fortress. Seemed like the layout of most children's toy castles. Great views on tower and rampart. Walk with caution. Fall off you will die. I wouldn't let children run up unattended. The tower has great views back into castle and town

Thank Jonmun
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

At the west end of old town you will come across this small but elegantly rebuilt castle. The highlight is the Torre de Menagem, standing 40m high and made of marble. Climb to the top for some truly great views of the Alentejo. You won't be disappointed. There is a small fortress area with another rebuilt wall that one can... More 

Thank DavidTAC
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth visiting and climbing to the top as the views across the town and to the countryside are worth seeing. Entrance is free and their is a tourist office in the grounds and they are really helpful to recommend what to see in Beja. We visited at the beginning of September when temperatures were reaching 40C in the afternoon... More 

Thank Fiona H

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