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“Strength in simplicity ”
Review of Evoramonte Castle

Evoramonte Castle
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Evoramonte
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

The strength of this building lies in its simplicity, from the outside is look impressive yet the inside is kept simple and functional, and that was decided upon centuries ago! Village within fortified walls not so impressive as for instance Monseraz, nevertheless merits a walk through after visiting the castle

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

I live near the castle of Évora Monte which I can see from my house. It makes a very beautiful view. Visiting the castle is a terrific adventure: you can see around the the beautiful landscape of the Alentejo with the small mountains and the typical trees : the cork trees called in portuguese sobreiros. It is possible to go by car but it is most more interesting to go walking starting in the village of Evora Monte. The road is quite steep and always climbing but the view is well worth the attempt. It is a pity there is not more a restaurant there. But you can find a nice artcraft store with nice small typical things to buy. It was a fortress and was never inhabited by the noblesse. So there is no richness features. But has beautiful ceilings vaults on the first floor and the windows with view. I have been there for some artistic exhibitions too.

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Reviewed 19 August 2016

One of the highest small villages in Alentejo, in the part of the Castle, where you can really jump and walk in the majestic Walls and appreciate the 360º view.
Great place to take landscape pictures.
No need to visit the castle itself - there's nothing there worth visiting; but the place is something unique, as its people.
This is a place where you go for a walk around and then leave - nothing more there.

1  Thank Adolfo G
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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We spotted the castle from the road and were excited to see what was inside. We waited 20 min for lunch hour to end and paid the two euro each plus one euro for the brochure and were very disappointed. The castle is impressive from the outside and the views are breath taking but once inside the lack of information regarding the history and the astonishing amount of knats (flys) buzzing about took away from any enjoyment of the castle. The rooms were completely bare so no idea of how the were used in the 16th century and each floor was more of the same...empty and filled with knats. Even the view from the top was not much better than the one from the ground. Worth the drive up but stop there.

3  Thank ontheroad1992
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

A nice small village and an important site for the history of Portugal, whre one is able to follow, through the rooms in the small castle, the stpes of Pedro Iv and Miguel at an important meeting that put an end to a civil war. Nice architecture, wonderful view of the surroundings, fine small village around the castle.

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