Castle of Vila Vicosa, Vila Vicosa

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Castle of Vila Viçosa (Portuguese: Castelo de Vila Viçosa/Castelo e cerca urbana de Vila Viçosa) is a castle located in the civil parish of Nossa Senhora da Conceição e São Bartolomeu, in the municipality of Vila Viçosa, in the Portuguese Alentejo. It was the seat of House of Braganza, prior to the construction of the Ducal Palace of Vila Viçosa.

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  • The castle itself is not easily visible from the town. You can see the outer wall and entrance gates on difference sides but not the main inner keep, As such it is not particularly picturesque. And...  more »
  • An interesting place to visit. Entrance is free. There are several entrances and I chose the main one with its imposing gateway. The area inside the walls is quite large and there is a church and....  more »
  • Very well preserved medieval castle and walls, with a nice view of Vila Viçosa. Inside the walls you'll find nice green area to walk, old cemetery and church, a castle open for visiting. Here was the home of one of the most influential portuguese families. Definitely worth a visit a visit if you're in the region.
  • Beautiful castelo with resourceful museum, cozy small town with good restaurants. There is an interesting palace too and all are very nearby to Spanish border.

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