Castelo de Marvao, Marvao

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. Take a look at our Marvao road trip app to schedule your visit to Castelo de Marvao and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • City within the walls of the castle of Marvão, well maintained and clean. Ideal place for rest. The only drawback in my opinion is the lack of restaurants, especially for dinner.
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  • Marvao Castle is a jewel both for the beautifully maintained fortifications and the views from them. In an area of high crags, Marvao overtops everything and provides views stretching well over 100 km...  more »
  • Beautiful castle with a wonderful view of Portuguese and Spanish lands. Very well maintained and clean, on top of an incredibly quiet and beautiful city.
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  • Well preserved village with a famous castle (€). Stunning views around. Many opportunities to eat and drink.
  • It's wonderful, marvelous sightseeing castle on top of a hill, cute little town totally surrounded by the castle walls, lovely surroundings, great food.
  • Marvão - alto Alentejo - an authentic pearl, with peaceful, beautiful and eyecatching surroundings. Anyone who wants to escape city life to connect to real life, countryside, small villages, friendly people, fresh air, ancient atmosphere etc the Marvão region is IT 🌞
  • this is a truly unique place, breathtaking scenery with a nice friendly town. must visit if you are within 200km radius,well worth the trip.
  • Great place, very nicely cared by the kind locals. A must see

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