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Address: Arraiolos, Portugal
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Somewhat lacking in atmosphere

We went and were disappointed to find it is basically a wall enclosing a space and a church which was not open. Apparently in its usage period it gave shelter to the locals and... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 November 2016
Evesham U.K.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

amazing views of the area, lots of history, great place to meet new friends, this is also a wonderful place for romantic photographs

Thank jtmaurice
Evesham U.K.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We went and were disappointed to find it is basically a wall enclosing a space and a church which was not open. Apparently in its usage period it gave shelter to the locals and their livestock but there is not much to see now.

Thank norman_white
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

The castle is on top of a hill, and is reached by walking up to it. But the views are worth the effort!!

Thank ColinDick
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70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Well worth the climb up. Deserted ruin that has great character and stunning views of the surrounding area. Never did find the medieval inscription but lots of pottery sherds

Thank pmb1206
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately theres not much left of the castle for historians to work with; theres the outer wall and thats it. However theres a lovely little church where you would normally find the keep; rather quaint. Nevertheless, the castle wall is fully accessible and an excellent vantage point for the breathtaking scenery. Its a good resting point for 15-20 min pit... More 

Thank Jorge P
Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

This castle has very interesting characteristics and could be a highlight for the village visit. As it is it hardly deserves visiting but for the view. Can somebody please look at it?

1 Thank Luis C
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

A good viewpoint for the town and surrounding countryside. Typical circular not very high battlements. Just about worth the climb. Beware walking in the long grass at the summit - got some nasty bites through thick socks from some vicious insects there.

Thank Big-G66
Sintra, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

The castle is a must-see when visiting Arraiolos. Portugal has a lot of castles (more than 200 medieval castles), and some of them are abandoned and in ruins. Arraiolos is one of those. While is not one of the best castles around, it's wonderful to imagine how things would be there several hundred years ago, and also to enjoy the... More 

Thank GFLX
Tavira, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Steep uphill to access, lovely views over town and countryside. Fairly ruined castle. Signs adequate and in Portuguese and English.

Thank Barbara P
Porto, Portugal
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

is a normal castle. The church was closed and need a lot of work to rebuilt, mainly the castle tower. In Alentejo we have much more wonderfull castles.

Thank AntonioVerdasca

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