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Castelo de Marvao, Marvao
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Constructed atop a rocky outcropping overlooking the rugged landscape of Alentejo, Castelo de Marvao serves as a well-preserved example of medieval architecture and an important part of Portugal's military past. Visit the fortified castle, dating from the 13th century, to get a sense of its strategic position on high ground just 13 km (8 mi) from the Spanish border. Explore the walled settlement surrounding the site, complete with gardens, living quarters, and a church, all of which relied on the castle for protection. Climb the complex's imposing fortifications, and don't miss the chance to ascend the sturdy bastion tower for a view of the surrounding countryside. This provides an even better opportunity to understand the fortress' advantageous and nearly inaccessible position. Be sure to wander among the different sections of the castle, including the keep, the battlements, and its rings of defensive towers. Use our Marvao tour planner to arrange your visit to Castelo de Marvao and other attractions in Marvao.
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  • Has many attributes that make it special. The location, the type of construction, the framing, the landscape that surrounds it.
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  • The castle is very well-preserved. Highlights the views from its walls and its towers in the region. The entrance costs €1.50
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  • A wonderful medieval fortified village behind its walls perched at 900 m, a fortress in the face of the Spain. One of the most beautiful villages of the Portugal as Monsaraz. There goes through a narrow gate. Lined streets of whitewashed houses. Ramparts of the castles, magnificent views of the village and its church and the surrounding plain. A visit which is essential if you go there.
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