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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.Our Viana do Alentejo vacation route planner makes visiting Castelo de Viana do Alentejo and other Viana do Alentejo attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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16th century church in small city walls of age not indicated very cosy village and a nice fair ion the pilgrimage church grounds just outside the village Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Aires more »
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. more »
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... more »
It's a nice piece of history. I however would report the lack of security I felt around high ground places.
Jorge BagãoWhere is post tourism and clarify questions and/or conduct guided tours
Sandro TavaresExcellent place to visit, shame not to have extended hours in the summer
António PelejaWithout equal.
Joao britoA star for each tower of this beautiful castle.
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