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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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  • Allow a few hours to walk around. Pictures guaranteed! Tables of picnic in the parking lot
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  • Very well preserved walls, all very clean, impressive views of the serra de Sao mamede. Very quiet environment
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  • You can walk very well maintained wall you the whole. Spectacular views, the penalty that had low cloud, but still gorgeous. A friend advised him I visit to the Marvão and I recommend it. Good idea if going to Cáceres go first to the Portugal, that Yes, if accompanies the time.
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