Centro Cultural de Marvao, Marvao

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Centro Cultural 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 Centro Cultural de Marvao and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • You can not see a lot of Marvao castle and hilltop village from a distance, it looks quite small and somewhat insignificant on top of a very high mountain. But make the drive up and use the parking...  more »
  • The young man at the reception desk was very inhospitable, but apart from that the visit to the castle was very enjoyable. There is plenty to explore and there are ramparts to walk along, However.....  more »

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