Castelo de Viana do Alentejo, Viana do Alentejo

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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  • For those who like history is a place to visit very well maintained Space, where one can also visit the Chiesa Madre (mother church). The visit is not free, but worth the friendliness and knowledge of the local history of the employee.
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  • Very well maintained and excellent explanation and historical framework given by the employee. The visit. In excellent condition and very fair price.
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  • Classified as a national monument, this castle, built in the reign of King Dinis, a fortification with five cylindrical towers in your interior there is the Church of our Lady of mercy and the interpretation centre at the entrance to a five-star employee gives all the information and a brochure for the visit. The castle is strictly preserved. Of its towers we have spectacular views over the village. From the outside it's hard to make a picture of the entire Castle because it is deployed in the middle of narrow streets.
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  • It's a nice piece of history. I however would report the lack of security I felt around high ground places.
  • Where is post tourism and clarify questions and/or conduct guided tours
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  • Excellent place to visit, shame not to have extended hours in the summer
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  • Without equal.
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  • A star for each tower of this beautiful castle.
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