We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Beja, Portugal
Phone Number:
1-28-431-18-00
Website
Today
09:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 17:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 17:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 257 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Well worth a visit

You can climb the tower to get wonderful views of the town and surrounding countryside. You can walk around the ramparts which are well conserved. Nothing remains within the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 December 2016
Jacky D
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

257 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 55: English reviews
Level Contributor
293 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

You can climb the tower to get wonderful views of the town and surrounding countryside. You can walk around the ramparts which are well conserved. Nothing remains within the castle itself but it is still worth a visit. Entry is free of charge

Helpful?
Thank Jacky D
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

So cool and didn't kill me getting to the top. What a view! Love that we decided to stay in this little town for a pampering evening.

Helpful?
Thank Jennifer A
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Probably the most must do in Beja, well worth visiting but not for the infirm or feint hearted. Great views , steep steps and no guard rails around the battlements. Very picturesque.

Helpful?
1 Thank nauticals_13
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

It is free, it is clean (like the rest of the city). It is one of the must things you should do if you come to Beja. It is charming as most of the Portuguese castles.

Helpful?
Thank Ricardo .
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The castle is well maintained and gives excellent views of the town and surrounding countryside if you are able to climb the 200 steps of the tower.

Helpful?
Thank Mary A
Buffalo, New York
Level Contributor
1,006 reviews
493 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 464 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful old 12-13th C castle built upon old roman fortress. Seemed like the layout of most children's toy castles. Great views on tower and rampart. Walk with caution. Fall off you will die. I wouldn't let children run up unattended. The tower has great views back into castle and town

Helpful?
Thank Jonmun
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
388 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

At the west end of old town you will come across this small but elegantly rebuilt castle. The highlight is the Torre de Menagem, standing 40m high and made of marble. Climb to the top for some truly great views of the Alentejo. You won't be disappointed. There is a small fortress area with another rebuilt wall that one can... More 

Helpful?
Thank DavidTAC
East Sussex, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth visiting and climbing to the top as the views across the town and to the countryside are worth seeing. Entrance is free and their is a tourist office in the grounds and they are really helpful to recommend what to see in Beja. We visited at the beginning of September when temperatures were reaching 40C in the afternoon... More 

Helpful?
Thank Fiona H
Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
530 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This ancient castle still looks fantastic. The next door cathedral is also nice. The town itself is as well good for walking around. Like it.

Helpful?
Thank KwinAun
Level Contributor
55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

2500 year old castle and the remains of the original city walls. Incredibly well kept. We inspected the outside, as it was closed for lunch when we returned from a walk in town.

Helpful?
Thank Mettenel

Travellers who viewed Castelo de Beja also viewed

 

Been to Castelo de Beja? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Castelo de Beja staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?