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Castelo de Santa Maria da Feira

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Address: Alameda Doutor Roberto Vaz Oliveira, Santa Maria da Feira 4520-141, Portugal
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One of the best castles I've seen in portugal!

This is a very unusual castle for Portugal, as the insides are mostly fully in tact and are great for exploring! Other more famous castles (Sintra and Guimarães) only have their... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Luci R
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136 reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is a very unusual castle for Portugal, as the insides are mostly fully in tact and are great for exploring! Other more famous castles (Sintra and Guimarães) only have their outer walls and are built in a very different style so it was awesome to see this one! It was super easy to find and there loads of places... More 

Thank Luci R
Atlanta, GA
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

We stopped here on our drive from Porto to Lisbon. Since it was the off-season, we were lucky enough to have the castle to ourselves. The hotel is in great shape. They even have a very informative video that gives a great history of the castle. Definitely a great stop to see an in-tact castle that hasn't been completely commercialized... More 

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Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
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80 reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

A fantastic medieval castle at about 30km from Porto. There is no indoor entertaiment but the structure is really worth a visit.The castle is surrounded by wonderful gardens. Tickets at €3.

Thank Joana V
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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The castle is easy to find if you drive into Santa Maria da feira. Just follow the signs. You can park (free) just outside the castle or park at the bottom of the hill were you have a car park just below the church (also free). The castle is a short walk up the hill which can be either through... More 

Thank SudoNautilus
Tel Aviv, Israel
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99 reviews
73 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is a well-preserved medieval castle and fortress. The castle grounds offer a very good example of medieval military architecture. Recommended if you are in or around Santa Maria da Feira.

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43 reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Nice castle but a little poor inside. Near the center and it is appropriate for short visit (one hour max).

Thank paulo m p simao
Eilat, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Nice old castle. Nice view. Good price. It is near the center. Visit for one hour is o.k. Was close at monday.

Thank kaplinsky2016
Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

A really beautiful castle with great militar defenses. An example of portuguese architecture though the times. You can make a guided visit or came in a special occasion such as medieval fair or the christmas thematic park.

Thank teresanunesleite
Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

The castle is very nice, not big, but well maintained. It does not have a museum, but you can walk the walls very well and have a very nice view of the surrounding.

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43 reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Moust beatifull castle i know ! Of course its on my city!! It dates from sig. XI and its been very well conserved till now. Worth to visit whwn passing near Feira and try our Fogaça in Café Castelo or Café Trovador.

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