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Castelo de Viana do Alentejo, Viana do Alentejo

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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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TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
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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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