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Castelo de Viana do Alentejo, Viana do Alentejo

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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The Castle of Viana do Alentejo is a gothic castle constructed during the reconquest and settlement of the central region of the Portuguese Alentejo, located in the parish of Viana do Alentejo, municipality of the same name. Although a relatively low-profile design, in comparison to its contemporaries, the structure served the period of strife associated with expansion of Portuguese forces/authority into the southern Algarve.HistoryThe castle was founded in 1313; on establishing a foral began a process of restoration and refurbishment in 1940, which included repairs to the battlements and walls. A return to this task occurred between 1970 and 1974, and again, in 1976, in addition to repairs to the towers.
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  • I visited the castle on a sunny Tuesday morning and loved it, very well maintained and a privileged view over Viana do Alentejo. Is it really worth the visit
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  • A nice place to visit but almost always closed (except on Sundays during church hours). We had a chance to go around on top of the church, Beautiful views. 
  • The castelo is a very interesting place to visit in Viana do Alentejo. A walled castle with two churches and nice views of the surrounding plains. The provided colorful information leaflet tells the s...  read more »
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