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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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  • The Castle has a beautiful view and is definitely a place to visit. For those who like photography is definitely a place I recommend, since it allows a few good pictures of the landscape of Alentejo.
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  • the valley landscape, the streets, every nook and cranny. is beautiful. the car can go up to the Castle. the former prison, Court and the classroom of the House of culture of Marvão is a interesting and gartuita. The smell of good food alentejana when mealtime approaches, makes you feel at home. residents are good hosts. Is it really worth going.
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  • The village intramuros is immaculate. The wall invites you to scroll through it. The landscape is stunning. The environment makes us go back in time.
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