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Castelo de Lindoso

Parque Nacional Da Peneda Geres - Lindoso, Ponte da Barca 4980-451, Portugal
+351 258 578 141
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Pleasant Surprise

Portugal does a fine line in ruined castles and restored palaces. The small castle at Lindoso is no... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
BrendanClark82
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Lisbon, Portugal
Interesting place to visit

A very twisting road takes you up to the castle. On the way, look out for birds of prey. The... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Anthony J
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Parque Nacional Da Peneda Geres - Lindoso, Ponte da Barca 4980-451, Portugal
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Portugal does a fine line in ruined castles and restored palaces. The small castle at Lindoso is no exception, but it's in better shape than many and is well maintained. There's also an interesting exhibit about the history of human settlement in the area (dating...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

A very twisting road takes you up to the castle. On the way, look out for birds of prey. The footpaths are uneven and quite steep in places. Wear study shoes/trainers. It was very hot on our visit so we wore sun block, head covering...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

The Medieval castle of Lindoso belongs to the “Viana do Castelo Region”, and is very close to the Spanish border, and from there the purpose of the castle was to vigilante. It should be dating from the year 1258 and enlarged into the year 1278.All...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Compared with some of the other castles in Portugal, this was a smaller one, but still worth the visit. Outside you can also view the old graneries and not so far away, you can also visit a dam (barragem do Lindoso).

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Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Right in the centre of the village you find the massive Lindoso Castle. If a castle and a free walk around it (and between the main walls) wasn't enough you have the view over the dam and the Espigueiros. A huge group of very old...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2017

OK, the surrounding area is really great, and the castle is actually not bad, but they could do something to attract more visitors, especially those who are not fluent in Portuguese. The castle is small, but the 1€50 entrance fee can't buy you a coffee...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Castel Lindoso is one attraction in the lindoso Park. ITs the peak point from which you can see the lake and damn bellow. Astounding.

Thank Usui H
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Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Quite a small castle - well, actually fortress - one can see one of the main Portuguese defence points being slowly integrated in nature - the view is really breathtaking and a visit is surely worth it, even on rain 😊👍🏻

Thank Ishka J
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Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

The castle is a must go landmark in Lindoso and the view is fantastic. However the museum inside the castle was closed and looked abandoned. A shame really.

Thank Vitor P
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Reviewed 24 June 2015

We visited on a Tuesday in mid June and we were the only people there for nearly an hour. The visitor centre nearby is modern and has toilets. There are no signs around the castle explaining anything but we did not find this a problem....More

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